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Welcome to the Revolution House

This pretty thatched cottage in the village of Old Whittington hides a secret – it was part of a plot to overthrow a king.

Revolution House has been closed since December 2019 but we are delighted to welcome visitors back on Sunday 12 and 19 September 2021 between 11am and 3pm to mark this year's Heritage Open Days.

Before visiting Revolution House please take a look at the COVID-19 safety measures we have put in place to make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

In 1688, three local noblemen – the Earl of Devonshire, the Earl of Danby and Mr John D'Arcy – met at Whittington disguised as a hunting party, to begin planning their part in the overthrow of James II. A rainstorm sent them seeking shelter at the Cock and Pynot alehouse.

Now known as Revolution House, it is a free public museum.

There is a display of 17th century furniture, a video on the Revolution of 1688 and a programme of special events through the summer.