Autumn lecture lunches at Clandon Park

Join us throughout November for lively illustrated lectures, talks, tours and discussions on a whole host of Clandon Park-related topics. Get together for a coffee in the morning, enjoy the fascinating talks and stay afterwards for lunch in our lovely restaurant.

    Below stairs at Clandon

    Wednesday 6 November, 11am - 2pm

    Did you enjoy Downton Abbey? A chance to see real servants’ spaces at Clandon on a short tour with an illustrated talk about the life and work of servants in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

    Book online or call 01483 444334

    Eighteenth century wigs & makeup

    Thursday 7 November, 11am - 2pm

    Cosmetics were an integral part of upper class costume in 18th century society. Discover the fashionable paint used by men and women and the extraordinary lengths they went to, to achieve the desired complexion.

    Book online or call 01483 444334

    New Zealand quilts

    Wednesday 13 November, 11am - 2pm

    Quilting expert Gail Lawther talks about her spectacular quilts, each one inspired by a different aspect of New Zealand. Come and enjoy a whistle-stop quilting tour of this fabulous country.

    Book online or call 01483 444334

    British quilts

    Thursday 14 November, 11am - 2pm

    Quilting expert Gail Lawther will talk about her collection of 24 small quilts, each one inspired by different aspects of life in Britain. From Boadicea to the Beatles, Stonehenge to the Giant’s Causeway.

    Book online or call 01483 444334

    Hinemihi the Maori meeting house

    Wednesday 20 November, 11am - 2pm

    Discover Hinemihi, the only Maori Meeting house in the UK, brought to Clandon by the 4th Earl. Hear how she saved lives in 1886 when she sheltered people during the volcanic eruption of the Mt Tarawera.

    Book online or call 01483 444334

    Frying pans & fires

    Thursday 21 November, 11am - 2pm

    A natural history of the kitchen and cooking, showing how kitchens and cooking have developed along with our changing tastes in food.

    Book online or call 01483 444334

    Artificial light

    Wednesday 27 November, 11am - 2pm

    The history of domestic lighting from fires and candles to LEDs. The talk is illustrated with examples of lighting and equipment from National Trust houses.

    Book online or call 01483 444334

Can't wait to journey into the history of this famous house? Book now to join us this November for a coffee, a talk and a bite to eat with friends.