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Summer Tea Program


Summer Tea Program

JUNE 26 THROUGH AUGUST 26, TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Eldon House Grounds
Cost: Cost: $24.95 + HST and FEES for adults ($30.00 incl. HST walk-in); $15.95 + HST and FEES for children or smaller appetites ($20.00 incl. HST walk-in)

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Join us for afternoon tea with a sweet and savoury menu served on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS IN ADVANCE.  Note: This program is rain or shine and a covered or indoor space will be provided in case of rain.  No refunds permitted, however reservations are transferable to family or friends. Exchanges for a future event or activity of equal value will be considered under certain circumstances. If there are any dietary concerns, please call directly at 519-661-5169.

Live Music every Sunday! We’re excited to partner with the London Arts Council in July and August and will be featuring live female musicians under the magnolia tree in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the vote for women in Canada. Musicians are supported by the London Arts Council’s London Arts Live program.

To see the Summer Tea menu please click here.  

Please note: Summer Tea is cancelled on July 1 for Canada Day and August 4  for our Teddy Bear Picnic.  

Teddy Bear Picnic


Teddy Bear Picnic

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
DROP IN BETWEEN 12:00 AND 4:00 P.M.
Eldon House Grounds
Cost: $10.00 (incl. HST) per person or $30.00 for families (up to 5 in a family).

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Bring your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of fun at Eldon House! Tour the house to find hidden Teddy Bears and join us for lemonade and cookies, historical games and crafts, a puppet show, Victorian dress up and much more on the beautiful grounds of the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Drop in or register.  

12:30 and 3:00 p.m. Puppet Show by Phil Arnold

2:00 p.m. Magic Show by The Amazing Corbin

Saturday Strolls


Saturday Strolls

Saturdays in August and September
10:00 A.m.
Eldon House and surrounding area
Cost: $8.00 + HST and FEES for adults, free for children under 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Experience the historic neighborhood known by the Harris family and explore interesting architecture, river patterns, land uses, and discuss historic events on a 90 minute walking tour. 

 

 

Behind the Ropes Tour


Behind The Ropes Tour

September 8
10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
Eldon House and Interpretive Centre
Cost: $20.00 + HST PER PERSON.

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Explore rarely seen sections of Eldon House and its carriage house to discover an astonishing variety of curiosities that will amaze and delight. Participants will be guided through “nooks and crannies” including attics and cellars by an expert Historical Interpreter. Refreshments will be served after the tour. Registration is required.

Doors Open


Doors Open London

Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Eldon House and Grounds
Cost: Free

Free Event

Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors. Tour Eldon House and participate in a Garden Party on the grounds, with historical games and lemonade.  Join the London Dance Festival in learning historical dances typical for a 19th Century Garden Party and visit our Interpretive Centre to see history captured by our London Artists’ Studio Tour exhibit.  A Garden Tour will take place at 2:00 p.m.  If weather is inclement, activities will take place in our Interpretive Centre. 

For more information on Doors Open, please visit www.londonheritage.ca/doorsopenlondon/  

The Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt


The Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt

Fridays and Saturdays in October
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Eldon House
Cost: $19.50 + HST and FEES PER PERSON

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Visit London’s oldest house rumoured to have ghosts and learn about the real ghost stories of Eldon House during this one-hour guided tour.  Fun for the whole family! Must register for tour time in advance (tours offered every 20 minutes).

Occult Workshop Series


Occult Workshop Series

Sundays in October
7:00 p.m. (Except Sunday October 7 which is 2:00 p.m.)
Eldon House Interpretive Centre
Cost: $75.00 + HST and FEES for the whole series, or $25.00 + HST and FEES per workshop. Individual workshop registration can be found in the events to follow.

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Learn about the Victorian fascination with the occult including explorations of the supernatural, fortune telling and parlour magic.

Scroll down to view workshops.  If you wish to register for workshops individually, rather than the whole series you may click on individual registration buttons.  

Occult Workshop


Spiritualism and Psychical Research: Victorian Ghost Stories and the Eldon House Ghost

Sunday, October 7
2:00 p.m.
Eldon House Interpretive Centre
Cost: Cost: $25.00 + HST and FEES per person or $75.00 + HST and FEES for the series.

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Learn about the Victorians fascination with the practice of Spiritualism, the science behind Psychical Research and how these popular movements connect to London’s oldest ghost story. Hear the Eldon House ghost story, a tale of love, loss and the supernatural and why psychical research validated Sarah Harris’ paranormal experience in 1841.

Roxanne Lutz is a London historian and Eldon House ghost historian. For more information on our speaker visit https://misstoricalfiction.wordpress.com/

 

Occult Workshop


Tea and Tasseomancy: An Exploration in Fortune-telling in the 19th Century

Sunday, October 14
7:00 p.m.
Eldon House Interpretive Centre
Cost: Cost: $25.00 + HST and FEES per person or $75.00 + HST and FEES for the series.

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Enjoy discussions on the history and health benefits of tea lead by instructor Caroline Whitehead and practice the art of tea leaf reading, a popular pastime in Victorian society.

Caroline Whitehead is a professional tarot consultant here in London.  She is also a tea enthusiast, and has been practicing tasseomancy for close to ten years.

Occult Workshop


From Fair to Foul: The Twisted Transitions of Magic and Magicians in the 19th Century

Sunday, October 21
7:00 p.m.
Eldon House Interpretive Centre
Cost: Cost: $25.00 + HST and FEES per person or $75.00 + HST and FEES for the series. 

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Join Corbin on a 100 year journey that will make you see magicians in a whole new light. Starting with magic’s humble beginnings at European fairs and markets to the Victorian Parlours of high society and finally to shows traveling across North America where magician’s often mounted an attack on spiritualists and the supernatural. During this lecture you will learn magicians have some secrets they want to share!

The Amazing Corbin a.k.a. Mike Fisher is a professional full time magician, a magic historian and the president of the London Ontario magician’s guild. Mr. Fisher has been performing and studying magic most his life and presents an enjoyable, magical and often humorous talk. You can find him on the web at www.CharmingCheat.ca or www.AmazingCorbin.com

 

Occult Workshop


Walking with Shadows: A Paranormal Investigator's Journey into the "Unknown"

Sunday, October 28
7:00 p.m.
Eldon House Interpretive Centre
Cost: $25.00 + HST and FEES per person or $75.00 + HST and FEES for the series.

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What happens at Eldon House after the staff shut off all the lights, lock all the doors and go home?  S.N.I.P.E.R. Paranormal, a locally based paranormal team, were privileged to experience what goes on at Eldon House when darkness falls.  Join us for a talk with two Paranormal Investigators that conducted an overnight lockdown at Eldon House.  The presentation will focus on facts and information regarding the paranormal, investigating the paranormal, the use of equipment, and personal experiences.  Find out what S.N.I.P.E.R. Paranormal experienced during their overnight at Eldon House!  For more information on S.N.I.P.E.R Paranormal visit https://www.facebook.com/sniperparanormal/ 

Christmas Workshop


Christmas Wreath Workshop

Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Eldon House Interpretive Centre
Cost: $30.00 + HST and FEES per person, including all materials.

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Join us to create a Christmas wreath with living evergreen boughs. Learn the importance of greenery to the Victorians in this season, as well as the techniques to create your own decorations. 

Victorian Christmas


Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 1, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Eldon House
Cost: By Donation

By Donation

Enjoy the sights and scents of the Victorian Christmas tradition. Visit London’s oldest family residence and experience the beautiful holiday decorations of the past.  Floral arrangements by the Garden Club of London. 

Christmas Tea


Christmas Tea

Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2
1:00, and 3:00 p.m. Seating.
Eldon House Interpretive Centre
Cost: Adults $34.95 + HST and FEES, $24.95 + HST and FEES for children under 12.

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Get in the holiday spirit with live entertainment, tea and an abundant menu of savouries and sweets before touring Eldon House decorated for Victorian Christmas! By reservation only.

Christmas Past Tours


Christmas Past Tours

Sunday, December 9
1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Eldon House
Cost: $15.00 + HST and FEES per person.

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Experience a traditional Victorian Christmas with this 50 minute guided tour by a costumed Historical Interpreter.  Including a history of age old traditions this tour will get you in the spirit of Christmas Past.  Not suitable for very young children.    

 

Meet Father Christmas


Meet Father Christmas

Sunday, December 16
Drop in between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Eldon House
Cost: $5.00 (incl. HST) per person, free for children under 5. 

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Enjoy self-guided tours of our Victorian Christmas exhibit with hands-on activities for children as well as a picture with Father Christmas in the Drawing Room. 

New Year’s Levee


New Year's Levee

Monday, January 1, 2018
1:00 to 4:00
Eldon House and Interpretive Centre
Cost: Free

Free Event

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.