Harvard House is not currently open to the public.
Harvard House was the home of Katherine Rogers, mother of John Harvard, whose bequest made possible the foundation of Harvard University. Built in 1596 it is a fine example of an Elizabethan town house.
The Edwardian novelist Marie Corelli energetically campaigned to save the building and Edward Morris, a Chicago millionaire, presented it to Harvard University in 1909.
Harvard House is the home of the Museum of British Pewter. The Museum's extensive range is based on the nationally important Neish Collection which illustrates the history of two thousand years of British pewter. The displays trace the use of pewter from Roman times to stunning award-winning modern designs from the current generation of pewter craftsmen sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers.
The collection includes exceptionally rare pieces including Roman chargers, medieval pilgrim badges and a bowl embossed with the Arms of King James VI of Scotland.
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