The Old Slaughterhouse

The Old Slaughterhouse, a centre for heritage in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, will launch a new project next year called The Lost Garden of Avon.

The project is set to present the gardens that were once within the site through a new arts trail and digital storytelling displays inside the visitor centre.

Groups visiting will be able to see a number of related exhibitions that will include Yesterday & Today; a display of photography of Stratford’s townscapes.

Other exhibitions will explore Stratford’s Toll House and riverside industry, Marie Corelli, one of Stratford’s best loved Patrons, and Stratford Rail Heritage. 

Exploring the lost gardens of Avon can be combined with the Old Slaughterhouse’s current offerings, which include an exhibitions programme inspired by Stratford’s history, its people, its buildings and businesses.

A number of heritage themed activities linked to local festivals and events, visitor talks and living history experiences can also be enjoyed.

There is a vintage café inside, too. Group travel organisers might like to extend a visit by booking a vintage afternoon tea with a choice of locally sourced cakes, sandwiches and sausages rolls.

More about the Old Slaughterhouse

The Old Slaughterhouse is an arts and heritage hub in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon which celebrates the town’s history through exhibitions, archives and workshops.

The slaughterhouse was once part of a long standing local business called Henson’s Butchers, and was turned into an arts centre in 2014.

The Grade II listed slaughterhouse is steeped in local heritage. Records dating back to the early 17th century reveal it as a site for rope-making, wine merchants and then butchers.

Entry is free to the main exhibition.

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