Sat, 10 Jun|
(SOLD OUT)Whitworth Institute Ghost Hunt - Matlock
Time & Location
10 Jun, 19:00 – 11 Jun, 00:00
Matlock, Matlock DE4 2EY, UK
About the event
HISTORY OF WHITWORTH INSTITUTE
Both Whitworth Hall and Park are steeped in Victorian industrial history. Lady Louisa Whitworth, wife of the industrialist Sir Joseph Whitworth, had a vision of creating a place where people could meet for leisure, recreational and educational purposes. The venue is unique in that it is the only surviving Whitworth foundation that continues to operate under the terms of its original endowment. The Whitworth is a magnificent grade two listed Victorian-gothic architectural gem situated alongside the A6 halfway between Matlock and Bakewell. The Whitworth consists of a variety of beautifully preserved rooms each which contain fascinating original features dating back 130 years. The Whitworth is the location of the oldest heated swimming pool in the UK. Whilst the pool is no longer in use, the room is still used to host a wide variety of sports and events.
The venue is also home to one of the oldest Billiards Clubs in the world.
WHITWORTH DURING THE WAR
In 1915 part of Whitworth Institute was taken over by the Red Cross to serve as a hospital and the swimming pool was covered over to accommodate patients who were returning from the front in ever increasing numbers. The unit was run by Dr. William Cecil Sharpe and Dr. Marie Orme, who were both the Commandants. They were supported by VADs - Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses - who had been trained by the Red Cross and specialised in the care of wounded soldiers.
In the 1939-1945 War, The whitworth became a driver training school for the Royal Army Service Corps.
The ghosts of whitworth Institute come from many eras, some are soliders still waiting to return to the western front. Some are members of the family that built the hall. There have been reports of soliders crying and nurses being seen. Children playing and residents yet to be discovered.
- Complimentary tea and coffee.
- Complimentary light snacks.
- Access all areas after dark.
- Full use of equipment - ouija boads, k2s, emf meters, etc..
- Access to mediums and the chance to experience automatic writing.
There is onsite parking.
Before booking onto this event please read our Terms and Conditions. We cannot offer refunds and all ticket sales are non-transferable.
NO UNDER 18's AND ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE EVENT.
This location is unsuitable for people with mobility issues and heavily pregnant women.