Summer Lecture Series – Francis Willughby FRS (1635-1672), Middleton Hall’s Natural Historian
A series of four lectures on Francis Willughby and his contribution to natural science.
The lectures will be held on Sunday 7th May, Wednesday 24th May, Wednesday 14th June and Sunday 16th July. Click on each date for more information.
Welcome to Middleton Hall
Middleton Hall is set in 42 acres of the peaceful North Warwickshire countryside and run by an independent charitable trust. We are open to the public as a Museum and Gardens, we host public events, Weddings and Private parties. Middleton has two entries in the Domesday book and the oldest building on site dates from 1285. Elizabeth I stayed at the Hall for a week in 1575 and it was home to the father of natural history, Francis Willughby FRS and John Ray. Our more recent history tells the story of the Hall’s restoration by an intrepid group of volunteers who formed the Middleton Hall Trust. We are a Site of Special Scientific Interest with nature trails around the oldest man-made lake in Warwickshire. We have beautiful formal gardens, one of the earliest examples of a heated Walled Garden in the country. We open to the public as an historic house and gardens but also host weddings, private parties and tours.
For our opening times please click here.
Click here to read more about our history.
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Could you answer 10 quick questions to let us know how we are doing?
The questions are multiple choice and very simple, but we plan to run more detailed surveys later in the season.