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St Johns House, a Jacobean mansion located in Warwick, has a history spanning almost 900 years. The land on which it stands was originally used as a hospital in the 12th century. The current house has been used as a private residence, a school and administrative offices of the War Department.
Latterly the building was bought by Warwickshire County Council and turned into a museum, which opened to the public in 1960. Galleries include a Victorian kitchen and schoolroom (used by local school children during term time for activities and learning sessions), displays on childhood, toys and games, costumes and an under fives discovery room. There are also lovely gardens where you can sit and enjoy a picnic.
St John’s House is thought to be haunted by many spirits but in particular there are two sisters who are vociferous in their attempts to drive people away from visiting this Jacobean Mansion.
It is thought two sisters both met tragic ends at the house; one was burnt to death when her clothing caught light while trying to dry herself by an open fire and the other fell ill after the house was broken into and many believe she literally died of fright.
Some of the paranormal activity within the building includes ghostly footsteps and voices thought to belong to young girls. Over the years the figure of a woman has also been seen wearing long clothing and almost oblivious of anybody else.Children have been seen walking the many corridors of St John’s House. Their laughter is often heard as is the sound of running. There is also a spirit of a man who is violent towards women which was picked up in the cellar as well as lurking figures being seen in the corner.
Hire times available: 7.30pm – 3.00am
Pricing: £220 for up to 4 hours, £440 for up to 8 hours. Setup and pack away must be included in hire time. 20% deposit must be made at the time of booking and full balance paid 2 weeks before. Cancellations must be 2 weeks before otherwise full payment is required.
Food/Beverages: Groups must bring their own snacks and refreshments (we provide hot water and a room). Room must be tidied afterwards.
Capacity: Up to 35 people can attend
Areas Open for investigation: Several areas of the museum are available for investigating including the downstairs galleries, Study Centre/Attic, Basement and the 2 offices below the Study Centre.
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