St Johns Mansion was built in 1750 as a family home.
From 1791-1900, the building was used to house a school, St Johns Academy. 1900s-1950s saw administration offices of the War Department at St Johns Mansion. In 1960, the museum was opened.
A hospital once occupied the site before the mansion was built, from 1154. It was known as the Hospital of Saint John The Baptist. It also included a chapel and a graveyard. Bones were discovered in the grounds of the mansion during building work in the 1830s and then again in 1987.
Two sisters died in the house. Jane Stoughton died on 22nd March 1755 from burn wounds. Her clothing caught light from an open fire. Ann Stoughton died after her sister. She died ‘of fright’ after the house was broken into.
Ann and her sister Jane are believed to haunt St Johns, as well as children and a violent man in the cellar.
There is a real mix of reported activity at the mansion. Laughing and moaning is heard. Full bodied apparitions and dark shadows are seen. Floral perfume is smelt, and people have reported being pushed and pulled by unseen hands!
YOUR HOSTS: Haunted Houses Events Ltd
YOUR EVENT: Your ghost hunt at St John’s House in Warwick will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
•Ghost hunting in small, personal groups
•An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment
•Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
•A Psychic medium on hand to give guidance on most ghost hunts when available
•Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
•Full use of our equipment
•Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits
•A friendly, energetic and professional team delivering an amazing experience
•This location has no sleeping facilities
•Haunted Houses Events will provide all refreshments throughout the night inclusive
•This location has free onsite parking at the side and rear of the building
•This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues
•All attendees must be 18 years or older
•Not suitable for pregnant ladies
•Guests are to bring any personal snacks, medications as per required
•This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
•All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing