Bennett’s Court

Bennett’s Court - A hysterical historical experiencebc-fb-3

Live and discover the fun an frolics of bygone days, in our fun and interactive theatrical experience. Fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy stepping back in time and being attired in period costumes as Lord Bennett’s household servants. Each group will be put through their paces. If you are successful in your duties you may be elevated to becoming lords and ladies!

Set in the former Bennett’s Court in a private 15 acre victorian estate, we bring you a fun and fictional interactive experience that shines a interesting light of the lives of The Landlord of Ballymore, his family and their staff. All are encouraged to experience life as a member of the staff of the household and rise through the ranks to become a respected member of the household.

Background

In 1840, Cuskinny Court, formerly Bennett’s Court was residence to John Charles Jackson Bennett, a high ranking British Army Officer and his family. Meet Lord Bennett and his wife, Lady Mary and their staff. Discover how they secured the Landlordship of Ballymore and garnered their wealth through their wild adventures in the West Indies Colonies. With great events in history happening in Cork Harbour including Queen Victoria’s visit to Queenstown and the sinking of the RMS Titanic, groups can interact and experience the life of the family and their staff as their story unfolds.

What to expect:bc-fb-5

  • Step back in time and become household servants of Captain Bennett
  • Apply to the Housekeeper to become a member of the household staff
  • Learn the lesser known household skills required of maids & butlers
  • Uncover the dark secrets of the house & the secret tunnel
  • Skive off with the household staff & enjoy their Traditional Irish dance and games
  • Use your new found wealth to buy your position as Lord or Lady in the household
  • Enjoy a lavish party with the Master & Mistress of the house
  • Costumes are provided for all, including servants and lords & ladies!
  • Complimentary drinks reception and group photo included.

Timing:

The experience lasts 1.5 hours

Cost:

35 Euros per person (based on min group size of 15).
Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Evening packages and menus available on request.
Minimum group rate applies.

The Ladies Tea Party

SURPRISE your group with our old-world themed afternoon of tasty delights! Enjoy your very own private Victorian dining room. Embrace the roaring 20′s again with a deliciously tasty afternoon tea and tea fit for a Lady!

Timing:

teaparty

The experience lasts 1 – 1.5 hours. Costs provided on request.