Exploring Benjamin Disraeli's life as a Jew and a Christian. Discussing the story behind his baptism and displaying items from the collection including punch cartoons and election posters and books from the Library.
A new permanent exhibition in rooms in Hughenden Manor not previously open to the public. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the full story of Hughenden's secret Second World War map-making history is revealed.
Brought to Life: Eliot Hodgkin Rediscovered is the first major exhibition of the artist's work in nearly thirty years, and aims to return this remarkable British painter to the spotlight where he belongs.
This exhibition will shine a spotlight on how technology is being used to enhance our understanding of art history, enabling masterpieces which have been victims of circumstance or history to be seen as they were once intended.
Enjoy the extensive, lovely views to be seen from the chalk grasslands of Dunstable Downs. Nordic Walk alongside the wild flower meadows and woodlands and along the chalk escarpment of the Chiltern Hills.
Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a free 30 min tour of the exterior of the mansion and learn about the architectural changes made to this magnificent 17th century property. Check at reception on the day for availability.
Join one of our garden guides for a free thirty minute tour of our kitchen garden. Discover more about the history of the 17th century kitchen garden and the herbs and vegetables grown by our gardeners.
William Wiggett Chute’s children have been playing in the woods. Unfortunately, these young Victorian adventurers have managed to lose four of their toys along the way. Can you help the children find them again?
Pick up one of the self-led walking maps from our visitor welcome centre to enjoy a ramble around the gardens and park. Discover some of the restoration stories as we celebrate 30 years of caring for this special place and enjoy the autumn colour.
We bring to life the stories of people who have lived, worked and made their own special memories at Polesden over the last century, using new research from our archives and reminiscences from the people themselves.
Visit during this joyful time to see the house and church decorated for harvest. Help yourself to some home-grown produce from the produce bench for a donation, try the harvest trail around the parkland, or join us for apple weekend.
If you are visiting in the morning please book on one of our Highlight Tours, the only way to see the property until 1:30pm. Our volunteer guides will share the stories behind William and Jane's red brick house.
Get a timed ticket on arrival or pre-book the 12:00 or 14.30 time slot Mon-Fri. On Sat & Sun pre-book the 15.15 or 15.45 slots. Book +24 hours in advance, arrive at least 30 mins early exchanging your e-ticket for a house ticket.
Delve deeper into the stories of the Churchill family on this intimate one hour tour. Let one of our knowledgeable guides lead you around selected rooms in the house, including exclusive access to Churchill's bedroom. Not available on Bank Holidays.
Visit on a milling day and see our team of volunteer millers in action as they harness the power of the River Itchen to turn waterwheels, gears and millstones to produce Winchester City Mill's traditional wholemeal flour.
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.
This is an opportunity to discover more of Wiltshire's iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy beautiful open spaces and challenge yourself to complete all twelve walks at our landscape sites.
This year at Avebury we’ll be shining a light on recent excavations through a pop up exhibition in the Barn gallery. This exhibition will highlight many of the results of those excavations alongside a selection of the artefacts discovered.