Events

May - King John's Garden Annual Lecture

Broadlands Park and Gardens - a talk giving by Head Gardener Jonny Bass.  Tickets £3.00 available from Ticketsource
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Broadlands Park and Garden

26-27 May Special Garden opening for the National Garden Scheme

13 July

Beggars Fair: King John's Garden will be a venue for musicians

King John's House will be a venue for The Romsey View Finders' Annual Photographic Exhibition

Past Events:

Wassail in the New Year with the Plantagenet Medieval Society

Join us for a weekend to celebrate the end of Christmas, Wassailing and the hunting season with the Plantagenet Medieval Society The Plantagenet Medieval Archery and Combat Society re-enact the turbulent period known as the Hundred Years War, with their unique blend of thrilling educational entertainments of humour and audience participation. A memorable day out for the whole family. The Post Christmas Traditions
  • The Hunt—follow them as they prepare to go hunting
  • Armour and Archery—the group will illustrate the skills of the knight and the thrill of battle
  • Music, Dance and the Customs of January—will culminate in a Wassail Celebration on Saturday 26 at 6-9pm as we wake up the apple trees for the new year
A performance you will never forget. Wassail

Christmas Arrives at King John's House

King John’s House is all dressed up for a very traditional Christmas! Tired from all that Christmas shopping? We would like to invite you to drop into King John’s House on 21st and 22nd December 10am – 3pm Come and rest in the unique atmosphere of the medieval house. For just one pound more than any entrance ticket Enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies, play some traditional games or just relax. Classical Guitar Recital on the hour with Nina Ridout Tickets on the door.

Vikings Invade King John's House

Temperatures soared at King John’s House on Tuesday 3 July when history students from St Edward’s School, Melchet Court, shared their knowledge of Viking weaponry and battle techniques with Year 3 pupils from Romsey Abbey School. On arrival, the Year 3 children were welcomed to King John’s House, which had been transformed into a Viking Long House, by Stephen Whelan and his small team of boys from St. Edward’s. In true Viking fashion the St. Edward’s team soon put Romsey Abbey pupils through their military paces with sword, shield and axe. They learnt to respond to Anglo-Saxon drill commands and create a strong and effective shield wall. Romsey Abbey pupils added to their good knowledge through some thoughtful questioning guided by their new Viking friends! The specially constructed ‘Viking Long House’ centred around the central hearth. Here hands on exhibits based on the gentler side of Viking domestic life could be found; Viking dress, typical Viking food and drinking horns and fire making kit provided all that was needed for basic survival. Vikings spent the long winter months feasting and storytelling and so the children enjoyed a gruesome saga about the antics of Thor given by Judy Gregory.  When the children return from their summer holidays, the Vikings will be their history topic for Year 4.

  Regular Events:

 

Knit & Knatter Club

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When: Every Thursday, 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Cost: £3.00

Join us in Miss Moody's Tudor Tea Room every Thursday for a knit and knatter – price includes a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake. Bring all your knitted creations!

   

Monthly Talks

When: First Wednesday of the month, 10.30am

Cost: £3.00 / Free for King John's House volunteers

For more information please visit the monthly talks page of our website.

 

Season Tickets

  • Gold Season Ticket to include all normal talks: £17.50
  • Lifetime Membership: £80.00

Attend talks and exhibitions all year round with one of our season tickets. Ask a member of the front of house team for more information on your next visit, or email us at deputymanagerkjh@aol.com.

To see what's going on in 2019, check the calendar below or download the full 2019 programme.