Visiting Calke Abbey isn't the only way to learn about this unique place. Thanks to our dedicated team of speakers, we offer a Talks Service that delivers Calke's story directly to you.
Calke Talks Service
Calke introduced the Talks Service in September 2014 as a way to develop and share our knowledge of the house and estate. Since then, the service has grown in popularity and we’ve welcomed knowledgeable new speakers and delivered talks to a growing number of local groups.
All our speakers have an excellent knowledge of the Calke Estate and the Harpur-Crewe family, and offer talks on a wide range of fascinating subjects, including:
The A–Z of Calke Abbey
The history of Calke’s gardens
The family and servants
Conservation at Calke
Parkland and wildlife
The paintings and artists of Calke
Bringing Calke to you
Our speakers will come directly to your group to deliver a talk. The Talks Service helps us share Calke’s unique story but also allows us to raise a small but appreciated income so we can continue to look after this special place. We charge a fee of £2 per person or a flat rate of £40 per group (depending on size).
If you’re interested in learning more about the Talks Service – or you’d like to book a talk, please get in touch with our talks co-ordinator Celia Sanger: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Calke Abbey on 01332 863822.