A la Ronde house

A la Ronde

Step into another world and explore this magical sixteen-sided house.

Step into another world and explore this magical sixteen-sided house inspired by the adventures of two spinster cousins, Mary and Jane Parminter around Europe. Discover their beautiful craftwork, from walls decorated with feathers and shells, to pictures made from seaweed and sand.

Explore the drawing room, the heart of A la Ronde, and a showcase of the astonishing artistic skills of the Parminters. You'll see the incredible wall pictures, crafted by hand from sand, seaweed and card, the fireplace detailed with shells and walls decorated with intricately arranged feathers.

Feeling musical? Why not take a seat and play a tune on the grand piano. This room is full of curiosities, from Inuit models and an emu egg, to a chair belonging to Nelson’s wife.

This is a real treasure house with every nook and cranny crammed with bizarre items collected over the years. Take a look and see what you can find in our rare cabinet of curiosities.
This treasure trove is overflowing with everything from ancient Egyptian artefacts and precious rocks to prints from Switzerland.