Experience the Edwardian era

Springhill Titanic exhibition weekend.  Picture by Bernie Brown
Springhill Titanic exhibition weekend. Picture by Bernie Brown

STEP back to the Edwardian era this weekend and enjoy a great day of family fun at Springhill House.

A new interactive exhibition is available for at Springhill which explains all about life in Edwardian times and the link between the Lenox-Conyngham family and the Titanic.

Springhill House will come to life through living history tours as Reverend George prepares his family to leave for their journey on Titanic and you can experience the excitement, sights and sounds of April 1912 as the family prepare for their trip.

A fun and interactive exhibition revealing stories about life in 1912, from travel through to communication and education will give children the chance to dress up in traditional clothing, play with Edwardian toys and games and have a go at Edwardian writing on slates with chalk.

An interesting display of Edwardian furniture and antiques will be on sale in the barn and the Edwardian costume museum is a treat not to be missed. Stunning day and evening dresses in silk, satin and lace, as well as an array of garments for men, girls and boys from the Edwardian era will be on display to admire.

Whether you follow the children’s trail around Springhill or relax in the surrounds of Springhill’s very own reproduction of an Edwardian Café for some tasty treats and afternoon tea you are sure to have a fun-filled day at Springhill, a family treat not to be missed.

Edwardian Day will take place at Springhill on Sunday 15 July from 1-5pm. Normal admission, National Trust members free. For further information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ni or call 028 8674 8210.