From 8th August face coverings must be worn by visitors in all inside spaces, including the interior of Kirkham House.
This well-preserved late medieval house, built of local stone, lies near the centre of the Devon town of Paignton. It probably belonged to a well-to-do landowning or merchant family, and had a grand hall with space for up to 20 people to dine together. The house now contains modern furniture, illustrating traditional craftsmanship and the original use of the rooms.
Read more about the history of Kirkham House.
The house is managed in association with the Paignton Heritage Society.
Before You Go
Access: The house is open from 1pm-5pm on Sundays from 2nd-31st August and on 12th & 13th September for Heritage Open Days.
House tours will start at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and will be limited to 10 visitors. Prebooking is not required.
Parking: A paid car park can be found in nearby Churchward Road (car park postcode TQ3 3BA). Not managed by English Heritage.
Facilities: Paignton seafront is a short distance away and offers plenty of shops and places to eat and drink.
School Visits: Book in advance by calling our regional office on 0117 975 0700.
Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
Tucked away in a deep wooded valley, the nearby castle of Berry Pomeroy is well worth a visit. An audio tour tells the story of the castle and the people who lived here and a café provides a great place to relax after a walk in the woods. Or head to nearby Totnes and explore the stone keep of the town's medieval castle.