Archive: Jun 2015

  1. A Summer of Music

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    Haddon Hall is the perfect venue for wonderful music. This summer, we have arranged for a wonderful repertoire of artists from the community to perform to our visitors in the Hall and Gardens.

    Spend one of our Late Night Openings, sipping a glass of champagne on the terrace whilst enjoying the soothing sounds of  The Miller Trio, or while away a Saturday afternoon being serenaded by the Senior Clarinet Ensemble of the Derbyshire Music Centre.

    The performance dates are as below:

    Derbyshire & South Derbyshire Music Centre

    Senior Clarinet Ensemble

    Saturday 20th June

    Performances at 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm in the gardens


    Richard Haslam

    Solo classical guitarist, currently studying at Royal Northern College of Music


    Thursday 25 June  and Thursday 30 July

    Evening performances (gardens or Long Gallery, depending on the weather)

    Dalesmen MV Choir (Long Gallery)


    Saturday 18th July

    Performances at 2:00 pm & 3:15 pm in the Long Gallery

    South East Derbyshire Music Centre

    Senior Recorder Ensemble

    Saturday 18th July

    Performances at 2:40 pm & 4:00 pm in the gardens

    The Miller Trio (violin, cello, keyboard)

    Light classical and popular music

    Thursday 27th August

    Evening performances in the Long Gallery


    (Times, locations and performances are subject to change)


    You can purchase tickets at a discounted price here.

  2. Velocipathy: A Celebration of Vintage Cycling

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    A Celebration of Vintage Cycling

    Tuesday 2nd – Sunday 21st June 2015

    To mark the Eroica Britannia festival, part of Visit Peak’s Summer of Cycling, Haddon Hall is excited to be working with Derby Museums to exhibit a selection of vintage bicycles from the Derby Museums collection.

    Highlights of the exhibition include an 1870s velocipede manufactured in Derby by engineering firm George Fletcher and Co., a personal gift from George to his brother, and a Dewey ‘Express’ penny-farthing from the same period. Alongside the vintage cycles will be a collection of objects relating to cycling in the city of Derby. Many of these objects are being shown for the very first time.

    The exhibition has been co-produced at Derby Silk Mill with volunteers from Sustrans’ ‘Bike It Derby’ scheme, part of Derby City Council’s Derby Connected programme. Working alongside Derby Museums staff, the volunteers have designed and built the exhibition in the Derby Silk Mill workshops, learning new skills such as basic woodwork and 3D design.

    You can find the exhibition in the Earl’s Apartments.

    General Admission rates apply.

    Haddon Hall Derby Museums L'Eroica 2015 Velocipathy

    Exhibition Poster for Haddon Hall Derby Museums L’Eroica 2015 Velocipathy