Welcome to Eldon House

Virtually unchanged since the nineteenth century, Eldon House is London's oldest residence and contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris family as well as a beautiful 19th-century style garden. Built in 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home remained in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. Although surrounded by the city today, the house and its gardens are a place of beauty and tranquility.

When you are here be sure to also visit our new Eldon House & Gardens Gift Shop located in the Interpretive Centre. Eldon House marks it's 180th Anniversary through May 2014 - May 2015.  Help us celebrate by attending special events and programs that you can learn about under the "events" menu.


Tea time

Afternoon tea on the lawn of Eldon House.

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Hours of Operation: 12:00-5:00pm
Tuesday through Sunday
Admission by Donation
481 Ridout Street, N., London, ON, N6A 2P6
519-661-5169

CHRISTMAS HOURS:

Eldon House will be closed December 22-26, 2014.
 


MUSICAL CONCERT SERIES


Music and the Harris Family
Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

Eldon House Interpretive Centre.
Songs and readings capturing the spirit of London Ontario during the mid-19th century with special presentations of music discovered in Eldon House archives. Featuring Stephen Holowitz and friends.

Victoriana
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

St. James Westminster Church, 115 Askin St.
In the heart of the "Old South" neighborhood. Songs and poetry celebrating the life and times of this towering English monarch who influenced the Harris family. Featuring Paul Stevenson (trumpet), Stephen Holowitz (piano), guest soloists and chorus.

Cost:
$20.00 per person + HST per concert.
To register please call: 519-661-5169


 

Eldon House Celebrates 180 years

Watch for special events throughout 2014 and help us celebrate this exciting anniversary!

 

 

Upcoming Events at Eldon House

TOURS

Sunday Afternoon Tours
December 21 at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm
Enjoy a 50-minute guided tour of Eldon House with a costumed historical interpreter who will provide an in-depth history of the house and the Harris family who lived there. Admission by Donation.

Behind the Ropes Tours
Saturdays, January 17and February 21,
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Explore rarely seen sections of Eldon House and its carriage house to discover an astonishing variety of curiosities that amaze and delight. Refreshments will be served following the tour. Cost: $20.00 per person (incl. HST). Registration required. To register please call 519-661-5169.

SPECIAL EVENTS

New Year�s Levee
Thursday, January 1, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the New Year with a visit to Eldon House and enjoy musical entertainment in the elegant drawing room. Exchange greetings and gather with friends for hot cider and treats in the Interpretive Centre. Cost: by donation.

TEA PROGRAM

Downton Abbey Tea Party
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1:30pm
Join us for a tea party in the Eldon House Interpretive Centre. There will be Downton Abbey trivia and prizes for best costume. Tour the museum and discover the many commonalities between Eldon House and the Crawley residence. Limited space available. Cost: $30.00 per person (incl. HST). Registration required. To register please call 519-661-5169.


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

Easter Party

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Children prepare for the Easter Bunny�s arrival by playing games, making crafts and treats. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of eight or more are requested to arrive at 3:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 per person (incl. HST).

EXHIBITIONS


Christmas Past
December

Traditions of Christmas past are brought to life with seasonal Harris family heirlooms accompanied by quotes from the diaries of the Harris women.

The World in Miniature
January through April 2015

When the Harris family traveled around the world in 1897, they collected hundreds of cultural treasures. This exhibition displays several miniscule and elaborate pieces, often unseen by the public and will illustrate the Victorian partiality for curios.


 

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