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.

Tea time

Afternoon tea on the lawn of Eldon House.

Hours of Operation: 12:00-5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
Admission by Donation
481 Ridout Street, N., London, ON, N6A 2P6



Eldon House Celebrates 180 years

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



Upcoming Events at Eldon House


Downton Abbey Tea
Sunday, January 17, 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a tea party in the Eldon House Interpretive Centre as we say farewell to the Crawley family and celebrate the 6th and final season of Downton Abbey. 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. By reservation only. To register, please call 519.661.5169.
Cost: $35.00 (incl. HST) per person.  

Children’s Programming

Family Day at Eldon House
Monday, February 15, Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m
Looking for a family outing to celebrate Family Day? Tour Eldon House and enjoy hands-on activities for children and adults in our Interpretive Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $6.00 (incl. HST) per person.


Victorian Valentine Workshop
Sunday, February 14, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre

The tradition of sending Valentine cards rapidly increased in the 19th Century with improvements in printing techniques and the postal service. The Victorians delighted in creating decorative cards that would be collected, displayed and traded among friends in the parlour. Join instructor and Historical Interpreter Sarah Cowling in creating Victorian Valentine cards with scraps, lace, fabrics, feathers, and all the elaborate trimmings.
Cost: $25.00 (incl. HST) per person, including all materials. To register, please call 519.661.5169.


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