Built in 1451 as home to a local Wool Merchant, Ayscoughfee Hall is a grade I listed building. It has Medieval features, a Victorian frontage and Georgian ceilings.
Owned for generations by the Johnson family, the Hall was purchased by the people of Spalding during the 20th century, and now houses the district museum. The five acre walled gardens feature ancient yew hedges, an ice house and a war memorial by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Also, tennis courts, a bowling green and children’s playground.
The Hall is licensed for Wedding ceremonies and the gardens can be used for photographs.
The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.00pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays except Bank Holidays. Opening times as above.
Entrance to the museum is free.
Ayscoughfee Gardens is open from dawn to dusk every day except Christmas day and entrance to the gardens is free.
Ayscoughfee Hall, Churchgate, Spalding. PE11 2RA. 01775 764555
Just outside Spalding is The Pinchbeck Engine and Land Drainage Museum,
West Marsh Road, Spalding. Turning off A16. Follow brown signs.
It’s an original beam engine restored to working condition. The engine house has a Land Drainage Exhibition.
May to August, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Springfields Gardens and shopping complex, Camelgate, Spalding. 01775 724843.
Access within the gardens for disabled persons is excellent, and there are many seats at regular intervals to rest those weary feet, and gaze upon the colourful flower displays.
The purpose built exhibition and conference facilities are available for use all year round, and there is a large grassed arena which may be used for shows and caravan rallies etc.