Packwood House in the autumn sunshine © Sally Renwick

Packwood House in the autumn sunshine

We're looking after our home

Graham Baron Ash's father bought Packwood in 1905. When Graham Baron Ash inherited it, he began repairing, restoring and embellishing the house, outbuildings and garden.

We continue to care for the house and Packwood re-opened in May. It had been closed to the public for six months because of the major conservation and maintenance projects that were underway.

Our new café and Visitor Reception

Our new cafe is now open © Sally Renwick

Our new cafe is now open

After a long campaign to secure planning permission for our new café, work began in November 2012. It is now completed. The new building is sited towards the back of the old car park, near the picnic area. It now serves fresh, seasonal food inspired by the Kitchen Garden and provides better facilities for everyone to enjoy.

Join a guided tour

Treat yourself to a delicious cream tea © NTPL/David Levenson

Treat yourself to a delicious cream tea

During the winter the house will be accessible via guided tours with a special focus on Packwood’s former owner, Graham Baron Ash, and on the beautiful tapestry collection. Tours will also be available in the gardens and parkland and you will now be able to relax over lunch or a cream tea in our brand new café.

News by email

Packwood’s latest newsletter © Sally Renwick

Packwood’s latest newsletter

If you'd like to receive our monthly newsletter please leave your name and email address on a comment card at our Visitor Reception or email us.

New opening hours

Packwood House sparkles in a sharp winter frost © Sally Renwick

Packwood House sparkles in a sharp winter frost

Packwood is now open six days per week throughout the whole year. Visitors will be able to enjoy the parkland, gardens, house and new visitor facilities from Tuesday to Sunday every week.

A better car park

The former barnyard will no longer be a car park and we’ve now resurfaced the second car park to the north, and improved drainage and the surface of a second field now providing overflow parking.