The Landmark Trust is opening Peake's House in association with Heritage Open Days.
Peake's House stands in the Dutch Quarter, which has retained its old street plan. Originally three cottages and with Colchester being a centre of the cloth trade, they probably belonged to weavers, the long mullioned windows designed to give light to the men at their looms.
The satisfying late Elizabethan interiors of a prosperous merchant’s house provide a particularly atmospheric existence within its walls.
Join historic food demonstrators Mandy and Brian London from Hands on the Past and find out all about Tudor feasts and the influences of Dutch food of the time.
Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. Click here for location
For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5.30pm.
Please note that due to the nature of our historic buildings and places, some may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or certain disabilities. We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925.
At this property you are able to drive down and drop any guests with limited mobility at the main house and then return your car to the allocated car park. Please ask a member of staff on site if you need to do this.