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Summer Tea Program


Summer Tea Program

JUNE 27 THROUGH AUGUST 27, TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
12:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
Eldon House Grounds
Cost: Cream Tea: $15.00 + HST, High Tea: $20.00 + HST, Children's Tea: $10.00 + HST

Drop in & Pay

Join us for afternoon tea by Organic Works Bakery! Tea, with a menu of scones, various sweets and sandwiches are served on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 519.204.1385 to make a reservation

Cream Tea: $15.00 + HST

High Tea: $20.00 + HST

Children’s Tea: $10.00 + HST (Children must be 12 and under)

20% discount for seniors and 10% discount for students.

Please note: Summer Tea is cancelled on July 1 for Canada Day, August 5 for our Teddy Bear Picnic and July 29th for the Lemon Party.  

Teddy Bear Picnic


Teddy Bear Picnic

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
DROP IN BETWEEN 12:00 AND 4:00 P.M.

Cost: $6.00 (INCL. HST) PER PERSON.

Registration Required | Registration Policy

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.

Thursday Evening Tours


Thursday Evening Tours

Thursdays, September through October
5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 (incl. HST) per person

Registration Required | Registration Policy

On Thursday evenings in fall, enjoy a 40-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 here. Registration is required.

Behind The Ropes Tour


Behind The Ropes Tour

SATURDAY, September 2
10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

Cost: $17.70 + HST PER PERSON.

Registration Required | Registration Policy

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.

Dance at Eldon House: London Culture Days


Dance at Eldon House: London Culture Days

SATURDAY, September 30 and Sunday October 1
10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Free Event

Come celebrate Culture Days and dance on the grounds of London’s oldest home! Dance performance and workshop schedules feature, Salsa, East Indian Classical, Modern Dance and Historical Dance including a children’s workshop by Fanshawe Pioneer Village.

Doors Open


Museum Hack at Eldon House: Doors Open London

Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17
11:00 A.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tours

Cost: Free

Registration Required | Registration Policy

This isn’t your Grandma’s Museum Tour! Come experience Museum Hack at Eldon House for Doors Open London. Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors. Registration is required. 

London Murders


London Murders: Part I

Thursday, October 26
7:00 p.m.
Interpretive Centre
Cost: By Donation

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Starting in 1855 when the London Police Force was formed, crime historian John Lisowski shares his research findings on murders in London.  Murders were few in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, but as London’s population grew, so did the number of murders.  This will be the first of a chilling talk series about over 100 murders in London’s history. 

 

Christmas Workshop


Decorative Christmas Urns

Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Interpretive Centre
Cost: $26.55 + HST PER PERSON (Including all materials)

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Join gardening expert Rick Cornelissen in making decorative Christmas arrangements with living evergreen boughs typical of traditional Victorian Christmas decorations.

Victorian Christmas


Victorian Christmas

Saturday, December 2, to Monday, January 1, 2018


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.

Children’s Christmas Workshop


Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, December 9
Sessions at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Ages 5 and Up)
Interpretive Centre
Cost: $40.00 + HST per family (Up to 5 in a Family, includes one 'house kit') Additional 'house kit' $20.00 + HST

Registration Required | Registration Policy

Celebrate the season by building your very own gingerbread house! Families will work together to create a Georgian style gingerbread house resembling Eldon House. Prizes will be granted for best “Eldon” gingerbread! Following the workshop enjoy a guided tour of historic Eldon House. Children must accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Christmas Tea


Christmas Tea

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
12:30 and 3:00 p.m. Seating.

Cost: ADULTS $30.98 + HST, CHILDREN $17.70 + HST

Registration Required | Registration Policy

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.

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.