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.

We are delighted to say that our in-person events have resumed, after a two-year gap caused by the pandemic. If you are interested in arranging an illustrated talk about the Sand House for a group that you are involved with, please note that, for the time being, our talks are restricted to daytimes only. For more details please contact us.

Please keep checking back on this page for updates. Thank you.

Illustrated talk to St Laurence's Church Women's Fellowship - Thursday 1 September 2022, 10am

This talk was previously postponed due to the pandemic and will now take place in the morning, rather than the evening. It takes place in the St Laurence’s Community Centre, Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster.

Discover the Sand House: A Guided Walk - Sunday 11 September, 11am (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

This guided walk is brought to you as part of Heritage Open Days 2022.

Although the Sand House may have disappeared, there are still many clues to its former existence, if you know where to look. With the help of old maps and historic images, Richard Bell – a direct descendant of the Sand House’s creator – will tell the story of the development and destruction of the house and of the tunnel network that was linked to it. You will discover the whereabouts of the iconic Elephant & Mahout sculpture!

PLACES MUST BE PRE-BOOKED. To book your place on this walk please telephone Richard Bell on 07777 688438. Places are limited for safety reasons. Please note that if you turn up on the day without booking you will not be able to join the walk if we have already reached the safe capacity.

This event is free of charge, but donations to The Sand House Charity would be greatly appreciated. Books and other merchandise will be available to purchase.

Discover the Sand House: A Guided Walk - Sunday 11 September, 2pm (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

This guided walk is brought to you as part of Heritage Open Days 2022.

Although the Sand House may have disappeared, there are still many clues to its former existence, if you know where to look. With the help of old maps and historic images, Richard Bell – a direct descendant of the Sand House’s creator – will tell the story of the development and destruction of the house and of the tunnel network that was linked to it. You will discover the whereabouts of the iconic Elephant & Mahout sculpture!

PLACES MUST BE PRE-BOOKED. To book your place on this walk please telephone Richard Bell on 07777 688438. Places are limited for safety reasons. Please note that if you turn up on the day without booking you will not be able to join the walk if we have already reached the safe capacity.

This event is free of charge, but donations to The Sand House Charity would be greatly appreciated. Books and other merchandise will be available to purchase.

Illustrated talk open to the general public - Monday 12 September 2022, 2pm (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

This is the first time that our new talk, “The Sand House… in their own words“, has been made available to the general public. It is brought to you as part of Heritage Open Days 2022. The talk lasts around one hour and makes extensive use of audio and video recordings of people who had first-hand experience of the house and its adjoining tunnels. This event is free of charge, but donations to help with the work of The Sand House Charity (No. 1171875) will be greatly appreciated.

Please note that places MUST BE PRE-BOOKED, as there is limited capacity. To pre-book please telephone Richard Bell on 07777-688438. The venue is the Flying Scotsman Room at Danum Gallery, Library & Museum, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BZ.

Illustrated talk to Tickhill Women's Institute - Thursday 01 February 2023, 2pm

It will be 7 years since our previous talk to Tickhill WI, near Doncaster. The venue is the lovely and historic Parish Rooms in the centre of the village.