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Step back in time after dark
If you would like to experience what it would have been like for a servant back in Victoriana times, for that something a little bit different, how about considering booking yourself and family/friends on an "After Dark" Tour of Ayers House?
The last tour for the season runs this Friday night 15th July 2016 at 6.30 pm and is of one hour duration. The scene is set immediately upon arrival and you will find yourself transformed back to 1876 when the hosts for the evening will be the butler, housekeeper and cook who work for Sir Henry and Lady Ayers. The servants are all in costume and do a great job in portraying what life would have been like working in a large stately home in the nineteenth century.
Candlelight throughout the house adds great atmosphere and contributes to the interesting anecdotes and stories that are told during the tour.
The overall scenario works on the premise that the master and mistress of the house are out for the evening and the servants are in the throws of preparing for a state dinner. By the time the tour is over, you feel like you have immersed yourself in another time and place and learnt something along the way about the important roles that servants played during the Victoriana period.
Bookings are still available by the following link Ayers House Museum After Dark Tours and prices are $20 per adult, $18 concession per adult, $16 for a National Trust, $12 for children under 16 years and $60 for a family.
There are stairs to negotiate so more suited to the able-bodied amongst us. A great tour which offers a unique experience for all ages. What's not to like about volunteers dressed up in Victoriana costume with characters to match!
Stay tuned when the popular tours will return again next year during the winter season.