Thursday 29 November – Coach Trip to Coughton Court


In preparation for Christmas the BMI is hosting a festive day out! Meeting at 10am at the BMI, we will enjoy a Christmas brunch and peruse a special BMI book sale before heading out to Coughton. Coughton Court is the home of the Throckmorton family who have lived at Coughton since 1409. John de Throckmorton, Under Treasurer of England to Henry VI, acquired Coughton in the early 15th Century through his marriage to Eleanor de Spiney. Their descendants have held it for 600 years and, although the National Trust has owned the house since 1946, the family still live here. The present resident, Mr Magnus Birch-Throckmorton, and his family enjoy occupancy of the house under a 300 year lease. The present building was begun in the 15th Century and has since survived in a family who for much of that time were impoverished, persecuted or imprisoned for their adherence to the Catholic faith. Explore this story of fascinating personalities through the ‘family album’ of portraits and Catholic treasures around the house.

Seasonal cheer for all the family awaits at Coughton this winter. With festive shopping, the house dressed for a Throckmorton family Christmas  and Christmas lunches; there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The  house is decorated in a traditional style with Christmas trees and decorations, and Lady Lillian’s is transformed into Father Christmas’ office! Come along and enjoy all the sounds and smell of Christmas.  Weekdays are the best time to come and see the house. The Coach House Shop will be selling a variety of seasonal gifts and treats. Browse the shelves for small stocking gifts, beautiful books and seasonal preserves and chutneys. Come and join us in the historic Tudor Kitchen for a bite to eat and drink – don’t miss out on a hot turkey roll!

We shall leave Coughton at approximately 4.15pm and all attendees will receive a Christmas gift when we reboard the coach.

The BMI reserves the right to cancel this event should there not be sufficient interest. In this eventuality, you will be notified and fully refunded.

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Price includes brunch, travel and entry. Note that Christmas brunch at the BMI is included but you may want to bring a packed lunch!

Why not read more about Coughton Court before you visit?

Pick up points and times:
BMI, Margaret St at 10am

Drop off points and times:
BMI, Margaret St at 5.30pm