Here's another chance discovery from What's On Richmond... We've all seen the Upstairs life in grand houses, and sometimes, let's be honest, it's a bit dull. But Downstairs, now, Downstairs... That's much more fun: huge ovens; dumb-waiter lifts; wooden butter churns; a sense of real people doing things we can associate with...
We don't know exactly what will be on display at Kiplin Hall, but the promise of "untold stories of domestic service through the Annie Marchant Kitchen and Dairy Collection" is enough to whet our appetite. And after you've visited, you can walk round the lovely gardens, the lake and the parkland, and then enjoy a bit of the Upstairs life in the grand tearoom.
The exhibition, 'Silent Footsteps', opens 11 March, and runs until November. Details here.
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