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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Events: Free entry to local residents to Weymouth's Town House

Residents of Weymouth and Portland will get free entry to the historic Tudor House from 7th to 20th May.  People must take along a utility bill or some proof of residence in the borough.

The Tudor House, was built about 1600, originally stood on the edge of an inlet from the harbour and is thought to have been a merchant's house. It is furnished as the home of an early seventeenth century middle class family and the guided tours explain aspects of the life of the times. Today it is owned and operated by Weymouth Civic Society, a registered charity.

A tour of the house gives a fascinating insight into the history of Weymouth in the early seventeenth century during the heyday of Weymouth as a port for trade and exploration.  Guides describe the domestic daily life of the times, including furniture and clothing, cooking and serving of food, lighting and candle making

The Tudor House is open Tuesday to Friday from 1.00pm to 3.45pm and on May 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th from 2-4pm.

More information contact 01305 779711 or visit the website at www.weymouthcivicsociety.org

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