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Through the Ages Exhibition

Housed in the Edwardian stable block Through the Ages is an exhibition detailing the history of Lamport Hall, the Isham family, the estate and surrounding area. Lamport’s history is a rich one. Reaching from Domesday to the present, the exhibition explores some of the characters and events which shaped Lamport and the local area. From King John and the Black Death to decadence and despair there are some extraordinary tales, powerful women and a little bit of scandal thrown in along the way.

The exhibition has been extended to include the history of the stables and the life of a horse on a country estate. As well as horses, the fine Edwardian stable block has housed Czech soldiers and Italian prisoners of war. The exhibition culminates in the Bryan Holden Working Horse Collection, a fascinating collection of working horse memorabilia, collated over the course of a lifetime.. For hundreds of years we survived on a horse economy – from agriculture and war to hunting and racing, horses were the back bone of many industries. Learn about the lives of ‘Charlie’ the last railway horse and ‘Robin’ the pit pony along with fine examples of their working harness including horse brasses, horseshoe patterns, saddlery and a fascinating yet of eye-watering array of antiquarian vets’ equipment and farriers’ tools.

The exhibition is open whenever the house and gardens are open and is included in your admission ticket. Please note the exhibition may not be available at major events or during their set up.