A Closer Look - Evening House Tours
A unique chance to see parts of the house that are usually hidden behind closed doors and discover the history of the collection with our conservation team.
This autumn we are opening our doors for a unique opportunity to take an exclusive evening tour of the house on Sat 15 September. Led by Packwood’s conservation team, visitors will learn all about Packwood’s varied history and its fascinating interiors.
Graham Baron Ash, a previous owner, lavished immense care on repairing, restoring and adding to the buildings and gardens at Packwood. Standing deep in the Forest of Arden and dating from that era, Packwood was the perfect home for a man fascinated by all things Shakespearian and above all, Ash loved old houses and furniture, for which he cultivated a keen eye. Baron Ash made Packwood’s restoration his life’s task, filling the property with appropriate furniture, tapestries, stained glass and ornaments of great beauty.
He created at Packwood his own private world – a stage set against which he could live the life of an English country gentleman and where many came to enjoy his primly perfect version of country house hospitality. The crowning event of Baron Ash’s social career came in 1927 when he entertained Queen Mary for tea at Packwood. You will be able to see the preserved cup and saucer from which the Queen took tea and see the room where she retired to rest.
This is a unique opportunity for you to go behind the scenes, take a closer look at the property’s fascinating stories and watch the sun set whilst enjoying a glass of wine with friends. The tour starts at 7pm and tickets cost £15 per person, to book please call the property on 01564 782024.