Mrs Smith's Cottage Early Years Group

To book either get in touch through our facebook group or email us: [email protected]

Wallpaper Exhibition

Friday 3rd June to 2nd September

Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday between 12noon and 4pm.

Throughout our Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project the team at Lincoln Conservation have worked to collect and restore examples of each wallpaper layer found within Mrs Smith's Cottage.

In this new exhibition you can pull back the layers and explore the changing decorative schemes in the cottage.

Lino Printing Workshop

Friday 5th August - 10am to 4pm

Tickets - £23 per person

Join Harriott Brand for a day long lino printing workshop.

In this workshop you will produce a large scale lino print inspired by the decorative wallpapers found during the Mrs Smith’s Cottage restoration project.

The morning will be spent at Mrs Smith’s Cottage. Exploring decorative interiors to find the inspiration for your own prints. You will create sketches and start cutting your designs into the lino blocks.

There will be a break for lunch as we head over to Navenby Methodist Hall, where we will have enough space to start working on creating prints. The print making process will take time, as you wait for layers to dry.

Be More...

Sustainable. Seasonal. Hilda.

Explore the project page to find out more about all of the events listed below. Alongside this you will find resources and inspiration from Mrs Smith's life which can help you to live a more sustainable life.

Anthotype Workshop

Friday 8th July

6pm to 8pm

Tickets - £8.50

At Mrs Smith's Cottage

Big Butterfly Count

Saturday 15th July

12noon to 4pm

Standard Admission

At Mrs Smith's Cottage

No need to book, simply drop in.

Gardening Workshop

Monday 25th July

11am to 12noon

Tickets - £5

At Mrs Smith's Cottage

A Family Guide to an Edible Garden

Friday 29th July

11am to 12noon

FREE - fully funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund

At Mrs Smith's Cottage

Rag Rug Workshop

Tuesday 2nd August

11am to 12noon

Tickets - £10

At Mrs Smith's Cottage

Plant Dye Workshop

Thursday 11th August

1pm to 3pm

FREE - fully funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund

At Mrs Smith's Cottage

Washing Weekend

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August

12noon to 3pm

Adults £3.50, Children £2

At Mrs Smith's Cottage

No need to book simply drop in.

Seasonal Food Talk

Friday 26th August

7pm to 8pm

Tickets - £5

At Navenby Methodist Hall

Autumn Forage

Saturday 17th September

10am to 12noon

Tickets - £5

At Hill Holt Wood

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Friendship Chair

16 January at 12:00 pm 4:00 pm


Our artist-in-residence, Nicki Jarvis, is transforming a wing-back armchair into a celebration of Mrs Smith’s community. The names of almost 200 of her most frequently-mentioned friends are to be embroidered onto patchwork squares, before being made into a chair cover with upholsterer Hannah Weston Smith from Hannah & Nails in Folkingham.

Nicki will be holding two informal embroidery workshops at the Cottage. Drop in any time during the session and join us in doing some simple back stitch embroidery on the specially printed patchwork squares.

Alternatively, you are welcome to pick up an embroidery pack any time the museum is open. This contains four prepared squares, embroidery threads and a needle, plus guidelines on what to do.

Mrs Smith’s Cottage

Mrs Smith's Cottage, 3 East Road, Navenby
Lincoln, LN5 0HF United Kingdom
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