Celebrate pear day at Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens

Visitors are invited to Cannon Hall on Sunday, 18 September to celebrate Pear Day. 

The Hall hosts the spectacular free event each year to commemorate the harvest of the historic pears. It takes place in the stunning surroundings of the Walled Kitchen Garden, where the fruit is grown.

People can come along between 11am and 4pm and taste the pears, which will be available to buy alongside a selection of other tasty produce from the gardens.

Families will have a great time as the Hall and gardens will be packed with fun things to do including, music, art activities and children’s entertainment.

While there visitors can take a look at the Hall’s innovative new exhibition. ‘Park Life’ celebrates the house’s beautiful parkland and takes a look at the area from the perspective of the many dogs that go there and explore.

It is also a great opportunity for people to find out more about the exciting plans being developed for the restoration of the Hall, parks, gardens and lakes.  It is hoped that the work will be begin in 2017 with funding earmarked by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Pear Day at Cannon Hall has become an unmissable event in the museums calendar.  It is fantastic to see the wonderful tradition continued and for the fruit to be enjoyed and celebrated. Families will have a great time and can also find out more about the history of the grand buildings and its gardens.”

For more information about the event please visit www.cannon-hall.com or call 01226 790 270.

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