Individual or family visit


You do not need to reserve an individual visit or a visit with your family. You can simply purchase tickets for you and your family at the reception during your visit.

What to expect

Prepare for an experience that will stay with you for life, an unforgettable journey through an authentic setting in a museum where the past comes to life.

During an individual or family visit you will have the opportunity to admire Talbot House in all its facets. Experience the atmosphere of yesteryear. Feel British and glitzy with a cup of tea. Create, compose and showcase your skills at the piano. Sweep your opponents under the carpet at the chessboard or push your boundaries with our garden games.

Enjoy the permanent exhibition 'A House of People', visit the Slessorium and stroll carefree in the garden. Experience the Talbot House experience up close in The Old House and be surprised, just like then, by the Happy Hoppers Show in the Concert Hall. Finally, find out all about the later life of Philip 'Tubby' Clayton, the founder of Talbot House, in Tubby's Dining Room.

During your visit we would like to offer you a free cup of coffee or tea, the perfect opportunity to exchange a word with one of the guests, other museum visitors or one of the British caretakers.

Tubby’s tablets

Let the stories in the House come to life digitally with two unique tablet tours, a unique experience tailor-made for young and old.

We offer two versions of Tubby's Tablets:

  • For adults: Go back in time with 'Tales by Tubby' and be transported through the history of Talbot House through entertaining videos full of catchy quotes and amazing stories.
  • For children: Go on an adventure with soldier Arthur, a digital story tour in which Arthur addresses the children directly and takes them on a tour through the House. Included as standard in an individual or family visit.

Additional options

In addition to a visit to the museum, The Old House and the Garden, we offer additional experiences that complete your experience in the Talbot House.


To make the Talbot House experience as complete as possible for our visitors, we offer various story tours in addition to different types of activities. Let one of our enthusiastic storytellers guide you through the House and discover the many fascinating facts hidden in every corner of the house.

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Food & drinks

Few things are as British as an English breakfast. Enjoy a satisfying breakfast and start your visit to the House with traditional flavors. In addition to an English breakfast, we also offer a continental breakfast. In the afternoon you can enjoy a delicious Westhoek picnic.

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Overnight stays

Spending the night in a museum? That is only possible at Talbot House. Live like the soldiers of the past and stay one or more nights in our guesthouse. Be surprised by the room you are assigned to and enjoy the ultimate museum experience, the ideal way to experience history up close.

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Discover what Talbot House has to offer as a museum. In addition to the historic House, you can explore the permanent and temporary exhibition and relax in the garden in between.

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