The College Series - Repton at Attingham

Follow in the footsteps of past Shropshire Adult Education College students as you enjoy a glass of white wine before heading up to the former College lecture theatre where one of our specialists brings to life their passion for their subject.

  • Booking essential

The landscape gardener, Humphry Repton, came to make proposals for the grounds at Attingham in 1797. Richard Wheeler, National Specialist in Garden History for the National Trust will explain Repton's ideas for improvement and showcase the beautiful watercolours from Repton's Red Book. Come along to discover which of Repton's suggestions were carried out and how the work at Attingham sits alongside the 400 other projects in his 30-year career.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £8.00
    Includes a glass of white wine.

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet on the front steps of the Mansion which is a 5 - 10 minute walk from the car park.
What to bring and wear
The mansion has 'conservation heating ' which keeps a consistent temperature for the historic collection and interior. People may find it cool, please dress appropriately for the outside temperature.
Accessibility
The main route into the house includes stairs, please contact us to discuss any access requirements.
Other
This year, in the Mansion, we're exploring the stories of the role and opportunities the Shropshire Adult Education College provided for women from 1948-1976. The College used the Dining Room as a lecture and event space during their time, and this year we'll be holding a series of evening talks every third Thursday of the month inspired by Attingham past and present in this atmospheric room. Talks include; 17th May - Beauty and Bounty: 10 Years of the Walled Garden Restoration - Kate Nicoll. 21st June - Women of the Shropshire Adult Education College (1948-1976) - Dr Sharon Clancy. 19th July - Anglo-Saxon discoveries at Attingham - Janine Young and Dr Roger White. 16th August - Life below stairs at Attingham - Caroline Pugh. 20th September - Park life: The Attingham deer - Colin Morris. 18th October - Restoring the lost Pleasure Grounds - Pam Smith. 15th November - Introduction to stargazing - Shropshire Astronomical Society.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 April 2018 18:30 - 20:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Attingham Events (info only)
Email
attinghamevents@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 708165

Upcoming events

Shrewsbury College Art Exhibition: Women of the College

Thu 19 Apr 2018
11:00-16:30
Learners from Shrewsbury College are producing artwork across a variety of media to help shine a spotlight on women's history from the post-war era at Attingham.

The College Series - Repton at Attingham

Thu 19 Apr 2018
18:30-20:30
Follow in the footsteps of past Shropshire Adult Education College students as you enjoy a glass of white wine before heading up to the former College lecture theatre where one of our specialists brings to life their passion for their subject.

Natural Craft workshops with WildLife Survival School

Sun 22 Apr 2018
10:30-16:00
Join WildLife Survival School for a series of Natural Craft workshops focusing on basketry and spoon carving using only hand tools.

Woodland Tots with WildLife Survival School

Wed 25 Apr 2018
10:00-11:00
WildLife Survival School are encouraging adventurous tots (3-4 years) out into the woods at Attingham Park. Inspiring children with the magic of the outdoors at the earliest possible opportunity and helping them explore the natural world.

Have a Go Archery with the Bowbrook Archers

Sat 05 May 2018
11:00-14:00
Join Bowbrook Archers and try your hand on our archery range! Find them in the Field of Play, up the mile walk. We'll also have our Archery Arrows kit out for young Robin Hoods to take aim with. Suitable for 6 years+ (at instructors discretion)

Behind closed doors - a dramatic, costumed evening tour of Attingham

Sat 12 May 2018
16:45-18:15
Let Lord Berwick take you back in time for an exciting private tour of the stunning ground floor of Attingham Mansion.