Now open and running until 22nd April 2019. Opening Hours are Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 10am – 6pm. Free entrance. A special feature on Broomfield House appeared in the Autumn 2018 newsletter.
An exhibition portraying the experiences of children at Forty Hall through subtle displays set in the period rooms to give a fascinating glimpse into the Hall’s past.
Throughout the centuries there have been children at Forty Hall; wealthy children have lived here and poorer children have worked here. In more recent years, children have come to enjoy events and activities, explore the house and play in the park.
During Holy Week (15th to 21st April) Christ Church United Reformed Church in Chase Side will be open daily for an exhibition entitled “Imago Dei”. The exhibition will include poetry, music and art around this theme and is a community event.
There will also be a display about the history and architecture of the grade II Victorian gothic church built 1874–5. In the Christian religion, the imago dei (Latin for “the image of God”) refers to the unique imprint God placed upon humanity, identifying people as a special creation. What the “image of God” precisely is, and what it implies, has been debated throughout history and is answered differently by various Christian denominations.
The exhibition focuses on images of God plus images of humanity e.g. refugees, people from various parts of the world including our own.
The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 4pm every day from Monday 15th April to Saturday 20th April (1pm to 4pm only on Good Friday, 19th April) and is free. Refreshments will be available every day. Guided tours of the building will also be available at various times during the week.