Events

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  • Lemon-Yellow Party

    $40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, July 20, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy This Harris family theme party tradition is being brought back from the 1920’s and everything is lemon-yellow including drinks, food and costume! Guests are invited to dress the part while they sip cocktails, taste hors d'oeuvres and dance to jazz and ragtime music on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House for this fundraiser event. This event will have a cash bar. Registration is required.
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  • Summer Tea Program

    $15.00$26.00 incl. HST
    June 27 through August 25, Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join us for afternoon tea on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House, overlooking the Thames River. It is highly recommended to purchase online tickets in advance. Cost is admission per person. Light Tea is $15.00 (incl. HST) per person and includes a scone with butter and jam, fresh fruit and a small dessert item. Full Tea is $26.00 (incl. HST) per person and includes tea sandwiches, a scone with butter and jam, fresh fruit and a variety of dessert items (24 hour advanced registration only).
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  • Teddy Bear Picnic

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, August 24, Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Eldon House Grounds Price per family (up to 5 in a family)
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Bring your favourite stuffed friend for an afternoon of fun at Eldon House! Tour the house to find hidden Teddy Bears and join us for lemonade, historical games and crafts, a puppet show, Victorian dress up and much more on the beautiful grounds of the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in or register.
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  • Celebrating Downton Abbey!

    $40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, September 7, 2:00 p.m. Eldon House Grounds
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join us for a Garden Party in celebration of the Downton Abbey feature film to be released on September 13. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea menu as well as cocktails and music on the beautiful grounds of Eldon House. Dress the part and enter a contest to win best period costume, and participate in our Downton Abbey Trivia competition. This event will be licensed and will have a cash bar.
  • Guided Tour

    Doors Open: Untold Stories of the Forest City

    FREE
    September 14 and 15, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eldon House and Grounds
    Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Sunday, September 22, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Learn about the relationship between the servant and the served at Eldon House on this in depth tour featuring the servant quarters and the daily life of a servant. Through images, and diaries, as well as hands on activities we explore what it would be like to live and work at Eldon House throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
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  • Cooks and Cookbooks

    $30.00 incl. HST
    Sunday, October 6, 1:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Our yearlong celebration of domestic service continues with Elizabeth Ridolfo and Prof. Irina D. Mihalache speaking about the history of culinary culture in Canada. Elizabeth will also share her recent findings from Lucy Harris’ cookbook found in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Cookbooks were often filled with not only culinary recipes but also household hints. Come prepared to make your very own home remedies on site, extracted from the recipes of Lucy Harris’ cookbook!
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  • Occult Workshop Series

    $30.00$75.00 incl. HST
    October 17, 18 and 19, 7:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Learn about the Victorian fascination with the occult including explorations of the supernatural, fortune telling and parlour magic.
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  • Eldon House Christmas

    Victorian Christmas

    FREE
    Sunday, December 1, 2018 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. By Donation
    Enjoy the sights and scents of the Victorian Christmas tradition. Visit London’s oldest family residence and experience the beautiful holiday decorations of the past. Floral arrangements by the Garden Club of London.
  • Behind The Ropes #3

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Saturday October 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Explore rarely seen sections of Eldon House and its carriage house to discover an astonishing variety of curiosities that will amaze and delight. Participants will be guided through “nooks and crannies” including attics and cellars by an expert Historical Interpreter. Refreshments will be served after the tour.
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  • Christmas Tea

    Christmas Tea

    $20.00$40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, December 7 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. Seating. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Get in the holiday spirit with live entertainment, tea and an abundant menu of savouries and sweets before touring Eldon House decorated for Victorian Christmas! By reservation only.
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  • Meet Father Christmas

    FREE
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 DROP IN BETWEEN 12:00 P.M. AND 5:00 P.M. By Donation
    Drop in & Pay Enjoy self-guided tours of our Victorian Christmas exhibit with hands-on activities for children as well as a picture with Father Christmas in the Drawing Room. For a small donation, Eldon House can provide staff to take family photos using your camera or device. A limit of 3 pictures per group for large groups.