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$4 Adult
$0 Concession
$0 Children (4-15 years)

Entry to the mansion is via guided tour
at an additional $5 per person

National Trust Members are free

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The Victorian Kitchen

1pm, 2pm & 3pm -

Wednesday 1 May, until Wednesday 15 May

Rippon Lea’s kitchen complex is a time capsule: a rare surviving example of a 19th century kitchen complex. The kitchens were abandoned in the 1930s and offer a glimpse into the lives of those who lived ‘below stairs’.

The original basement kitchens were enlarged by the Sargood family as part of their 1882 extensions to the original mansion. They remained in full operation 50 years, when a new kitchen was installed on the ground floor of the mansion.

Tours of the Victorian basement kitchen includes seven rooms – the Servants’ Sitting Room (which was converted into a Laundry in the 1930s), Scullery, Kitchen and Cool rooms, Meat Store, Pantry and Cellar, and will be led by one the National Trust’s knowledgeable volunteer guides.

Enjoy a glass of Mrs Beeton’s House-made lemonade upon arrival.

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