We are opening the cottage doors for free for anyone who has memories of Mrs Smith to share with our dedicated volunteer team. We would like to record stories which will help us, and our visitors, to get to know more about Mrs Smith, her everyday life, food, and personality.
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.
Friday 3rd to Monday 5th June - 12noon to 4pm
Mrs Smith was a huge fan of the Royal Family and there are many mentions of them in her diaries throughout the years, follow our diary trail around her charming cottage and beautiful cottage garden! Continue the fun by bringing a picnic to share as a family and spend the afternoon playing traditional garden games as a family.
Join the celebrations across the Heart of Lincs and have a go at decorating your very own crown by collecting jewels at each of the Heart of Lincs heritage venues. Start here at Mrs Smith's Cottage and spend the weekend visiting Navigation House, Cogglesford Watermill, and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum.
Free - for the event held in our garden, standard admission to the cottage applies.
Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon painting, or drawing, in our beautiful cottage garden. Navenby artist, Debbie Davidge, will be on hand throughout the afternoon to answer your art questions, give practical advice, and offer encouragement as your artwork develops.
Simply drop into the gardens from 12noon and find a space in our cottage garden to settle down and start creating!
There will be canvases to take and drawing/painting supplies to borrow, all provided by our Heritage Lottery Fund Project, however you are very welcome to bring your own supplies.
Created by Nicki (and local historians) during her artist's residency at Mrs Smith's Cottage. Nicki has been artist in residence at Mrs Smith's Cottage since 2019. Previously she was the organiser of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival and has lots of experience organising and leading walks.
The walk also incorporates the Navenby Datestones, created by Nicki with funding from Arts Council England. Walk includes goody bag with printed walk booklet.
Free refreshments at conclusion, in the garden of Mrs Smith's Cottage.
Parking by kind permission of Navenby Methodist Church, High Street, Navenby LN5 0EN
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.
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