On Saturday 14 September the Picnic at Pemberley event at the Abbey Museum will unite Jane Austen fans and hopeless romantics alike. Spend the afternoon in vintage apparel and enjoy activities, food and atmosphere of yesteryear.
The grounds at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology will be transformed into a picturesque Regency paradise to raise funds to build an art gallery to house the fabulous Old Masters and Icons in the Museum collection.
Guests to the Picnic will sip tea from the finest china, indulge in a wide selection of homemade Regency treats and participate in a variety of diverting activities including Pall Mall – a simple form of croquet, Battledore -played with a shuttlecock and a small bat, Game of Graces, dancing and kite flying, and witness a display from our noble militia.
Visitors to the event are encouraged to tour the priceless collection of artefacts on display in the Museum and view the magnificent stained glass in the Abbey Church.