Another brand new location for JP Paranormal!
Bantock House Museum was once the Wolverhampton home of first Thomas and Mary Bantock and then their son and his wife, Baldwin and Kitty Bantock.
A successful railway and canal agent, Scottish-born Thomas Bantock moved into what was then called New Merridale Farm in 1864.
Thomas became Mayor of Wolverhampton, as did his son, Baldwin, who left the property to his wife, Kitty, when he died in 1938, on the understanding that she bequeathed it to the town. She outlived him by 16 years, yet generously gave the house and park to Wolverhampton in 1938.
Having been a base for the local Home Guard during World War II, come peacetime, Wolverhampton Corporation turned the property into a museum, and the newly named Bantock House Museum opened in April 1948.
A keen gardener, Baldwin transformed the farmyard into the charming sunken Dutch Garden and planted the Rose Garden, as well as creating the colourful flower borders and Woodland Garden, which now forms part of the park’s nature trail.
The house, outbuildings and grounds were refurbished in 1998 following a major Heritage lottery grant. The ground floor is now set in the Edwardian period with Arts and Crafts inspired décor. Upstairs, the first floor museum features a number of interactive exhibitions which explore the history of Wolverhampton.
The house today is open to the public as Bantock House Museum and explores the history of Wolverhampton and its people in the period settings of the former Bantock family home. Staff have reported hearing marbles rolling across the upper floors after closing time whilst others have had the feeling of being watched while walking though the many oak panelled rooms.
There is no public access after closing so this is a unique and rare opportunity to investigate and ‘Discover the Unknown’ at Bantock House.
YOUR NIGHT WILL INCLUDE:-
*Vigils & seances in groups
*Glass divination, table tipping
*Full use of equipment, including K2 meters, spirit boxes, hand-held temperature thermometers, pendulums
*Medium throughout the night