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A weekend of history and heritage for the whole family

Taking place for the second time this year, Wimpole History Festival is the product of a unique partnership between Cambridge Literary Festival and the National Trust. Set in the beautiful Wimpole Estate with its country mansion, rolling parkland and library of more than 10,000 books, this is the perfect backdrop to welcome some of Britain’s best and most engaging historians.

Our feast of history and heritage for the whole family includes talks, debates, book signings and performances, as well as rich, interactive living history through the ages, historical walking tours, workshops, activities and events for young history-lovers.


We will be marking the centenaries of the birth of the RAF, the end of World War One and female suffrage; we’ll hear from a roll-call of historians who will help us to re-trace and piece together our shared histories, which link nations and help explain where we are now; and we will look, through the lens of history, at some of the most pressing issues of today including Brexit, Trump’s America and Putin’s Russia.

With so much to do and see, and fabulous food and drink, why not make a weekend of it, and take advantage of our rich historical offer which includes falconry, sword school for budding young knights, archery for the young and young at heart, Battle of Britain memorial fly-pasts, a scything festival, a Ceilidh and early morning yoga, plus guided tours of the hall, gardens and farm.

Join us and escape for the weekend – we look forward to seeing you there!


Booking Details

Box Office opens Friday 28 April
Book tickets online: www.wimpolehistoryfestival.com
or call: 01223 357 851
or visit the Box Office in person: Cambridge Live Tickets, Wheeler Street, CB2 3QB

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