India & Me at Basildon Park

Detail showing a scene from the L'Hindoustan wallpaper in the Garden Room at Basildon Park

This winter, the Garden Room in the mansion will be transformed with an interactive, audio-visual exhibition, looking at cultural achievements and personal stories that have shaped British-Indian links from Sykes' time through until today.

We've been working closely with communities and individuals to explore themes of migration, cultureshock and journey. Through collaboration with the Reading Indian Centre and Colonial Countryside - a national writing and history project which brings historians, authors and primary pupils together - this exhibition brings a personal element to the connection between Britain and India.

Garden Room at Basildon Park
The Garden Room at Basildon Park
Garden Room at Basildon Park

The exhibition will begin in winter 2019, with the offical launch in early 2020. Follow our social media pages for updates on the progress of the exhibition at and