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11am (doors open at 10.45am)

£4.40, advance booking required

Join Bexley’s Local Studies Librarian Will Cooban in discovering the life stories behind six men with Bexley links who have won the prestigious Victoria Cross medal, and the Hall Place raised artist who helped make the award world famous. Located in the historic house, use the large green gates to the house from the car park.

The Victoria Cross is Britain’s highest military award for gallantry. With its origins dating back to 1857 and the Crimean War, it is awarded to any member of Britain’s armed forces (regardless of rank) who “in the presence of the Enemy shall have performed some single act of valour or devotion to their Country”. Join Bexley’s Local Studies Librarian Will Cooban in discovering the life stories behind six men with Bexley links who have won the VC, and the Hall Place raised artist who helped make the award world famous. (Most of them also had magnificent moustaches, – so you can help judge who had the best one, too!)

Location Located in the historic house.

Accessibility This event is located in the historic house which is wheelchair accessible. Please be advised that the lift upstairs will only accommodate 1 manual wheelchair user and 1 standing person only as weight restrictions apply. Please follow this link for more information on mobility access to the site https://www.hallplace.org.uk/accessibility/

Ticket information:

  • To book tickets call Hall Place and Gardens booking line on 01322 621238. Lines are open every day from 10am to 4.30pm.

  • All tickets should be booked in advance, unless otherwise stated.

  • For all activities and events children must be accompanied by adults.

  • If you need special assistance please let us know when booking.

  • Hall Place does not offer refunds on ticket sales. We operate a policy of unallocated seating for our events.