Take a step back in time at Lauderdale House’s annual Heritage Weekend – the perfect opportunity to discover the fascinating history of Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park and the Highgate area.
On Saturday 23 February, we celebrate local history with our Local Heritage Fair, plus tours of the house and special talks. All events at the Heritage Weekend are free to attend – however spaces for our tours are limited and will need to be booked in advance.
Events on Saturday 23 February
Heritage fair – 11.30am to 4.30pm
Discover fascinating stories from Highgate’s past, learn about North London heritage and hear about other local curiosities such as the Roman Kilns at Highgate Woods. Come and chat to the people who are interested in and knowledgeable about the history of our local area, including representatives from local museums, historic houses and local history societies.
Confirmed attendees for this year’s Heritage fair include Highagte School`s Museum and Archives, Lady Gould’s Charity and Friends of Kenwood House.
Lauderdale House Tours – Midday and 2pm
Join an expert tour guide to explore Lauderdale House and discover a surprising blend of the old and the new. This modern arts centre dates back to 1582 and has original Tudor beams, hidden artwork, and many stories to tell. Tours are free to join but there are limited spaces so please do book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Talks and Sessions:
- Latest Discoveries at Lauderdale House (1.30pm to 2pm) – a free Q&A session about the latest discoveries made by the team at Lauderdale House.
- Highgate’s Historic Women (3pm tp 4pm) – a free talk about some of the most famous and influential women from Highgate’s past.
- Talk TBC (5pm) – speaker and topic to be confirmed.
And on Sunday 24 February, we invite children and their families to explore the house and discover its secrets at our Heritage Family Fun Day! Find out more here.