New exhibition, Polesden Voices

Mrs Greville's Butlers including Mr Bole, centre, who features in the new exhibition, Polesden Voices

Hear stories of the men and women who made their lives at Polesden Lacey echoing through the halls at Polesden Lacey. Re-opens 8 Jan.

A clump of daffodils in shade

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Polesden Lacey is known as the weekend party house of Dame Margaret Greville, the indomitable Edwardian socialite who used it to entertain royalty and high society including Winston Churchill, Beverly Nichols and Queen Ena of Spain. 

For the first time a new exhibition, Polesden Voices, tells the stories of the men and women who lived, worked, and made their own special memories at Polesden Lacey over the last century. 

New sound installations and interactive experiences bring these stories to life and offer a new, unique window into the history of Polesden Lacey.

Spot the prize winning turkey.
Some of Mr Hepburn's prize winning turkeys from Polesden Voices exhibition
Spot the prize winning turkey.

Step inside one of the parties that Mrs Greville held for the village children each summer, learn about estate manager Mr Hepburn and his prize-winning turkeys and discover who found love at Polesden Lacey.

The research team at Polesden Lacey have conducted hundreds of interviews over the years with people, and the families of people, who lived and worked at Polesden Lacey during Mrs Greville’s time. These recollections have been painstakingly compiled and are now brought to life in this new exhibition.

Re-opens 8 Jan, daily in the house from 12.30pm.
Usual admission applies; admission is free to National Trust members.

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