This page provides details of the events that The Sand House Charity has arranged and others that it will be involved in. Where the event is an illustrated talk at the request of a host group (for example, at a local history society or a Women’s Institute branch) we suggest that you make contact with that group to check that they allow visitors, before attending. Where the event has been arranged by ourselves and is open to anyone, we shall make that clear within the detailed event description.

Events that are potentially subject to cancellation or postponement due to the Coronavirus outbreak have been omitted from the list below, pending further information.

Discover the Sand House - A Guided Walk (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL): Sunday 12 September 2021 at 11:00hrs
This event is part of Heritage Open Days 2021.
 
The Sand House and its tunnels may have disappeared, but the clues to their former existence are still there to be found. See them for yourself on this 90-minute guided walk (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL).
 
This is a walking tour of the locality of the former Sand House led by Richard Bell, a direct descendant of the Sand House’s creator, Henry Senior. With the help of old plans and historic images you will discover how the house developed and where it and its tunnels once lay in relation to the modern layout. You will stand directly above the Elephant and Mahout carving, which is the iconic image of the Sand House. At the end of the walk there will be an option to visit the grave of Henry Senior in the adjacent Hyde Park Cemetery. Please note that the walk takes place entirely at ground level and does not enter any tunnels (other than passing through a modern subway!). While the walk is free of charge, donations to help the work of The Sand House Charity are much appreciated.
 
The guided walks MUST be pre-booked. A booking is only valid once it has been confirmed by Richard Bell.
Booking Contact: Richard Bell
Call: 07777 688438
Booking closes: 10 September 2021 16:00
 
Maximum 16 people per tour/session. The walk takes approximately 90 minutes Anyone turning up on the day without having pre-booked will not be able to take part in the guided walk, unless the maximum number of people permitted on the walk has not been reached. If places are available on the day, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Contact for the day: Richard Bell, 07777 688438.
Discover the Sand House - A Guided Walk (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL): Sunday 12 September 2021 at 14:00hrs
This event is part of Heritage Open Days 2021.
 
The Sand House and its tunnels may have disappeared, but the clues to their former existence are still there to be found. See them for yourself on this 90-minute guided walk (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL).
 
This is a walking tour of the locality of the former Sand House led by Richard Bell, a direct descendant of the Sand House’s creator, Henry Senior. With the help of old plans and historic images you will discover how the house developed and where it and its tunnels once lay in relation to the modern layout. You will stand directly above the Elephant and Mahout carving, which is the iconic image of the Sand House. At the end of the walk there will be an option to visit the grave of Henry Senior in the adjacent Hyde Park Cemetery. Please note that the walk takes place entirely at ground level and does not enter any tunnels (other than passing through a modern subway!). While the walk is free of charge, donations to help the work of The Sand House Charity are much appreciated.
 
The guided walks MUST be pre-booked. A booking is only valid once it has been confirmed by Richard Bell.
Booking Contact: Richard Bell
Call: 07777 688438
Booking closes: 10 September 2021 16:00
 
Maximum 16 people per tour/session. The walk takes approximately 90 minutes Anyone turning up on the day without having pre-booked will not be able to take part in the guided walk, unless the maximum number of people permitted on the walk has not been reached. If places are available on the day, they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Contact for the day: Richard Bell, 07777 688438.
The Sand House: A Victorian Marvel (Part 1) - Date to be advised

This is a free, fully illustrated, online, interactive talk covering the creation and development of Doncaster’s unique Victorian dwelling during the 19th century. 

This talk will take place using the Zoom video conferencing tool. Participants will be able to ask questions in real time, using a built-in chat facility. For details of how to join in, please email info@thesandhouse.org.uk.

Should you wish to make a donation towards the educational projects and activities, such as this, run by The Sand House Charity, you may do so at www.paypal.me/TheSandHouseCharity. Thank you very much.

 

The Sand House: A Victorian Marvel (Part 2) - Date to be advised

This is a free, fully illustrated, online, interactive talk covering the decline, destruction and legacy of Doncaster’s unique Victorian dwelling from 1900 onwards.

This talk will take place using the Zoom video conferencing tool. Participants will be able to ask questions in real time, using a built-in chat facility. For details of how to join in, please email info@thesandhouse.org.uk.

Should you wish to make a donation towards the educational projects and activities, such as this, run by The Sand House Charity, you may do so at www.paypal.me/TheSandHouseCharity. Thank you very much.