Join us for a relaxing natural mindfulness well-being walk with an experienced and qualified guide in the beautiful grounds and gardens of Packwood House, finishing off with a hot drink and cake in the Garden Kitchen Cafe.
Come and see how Lord & Lady Bearsted made Upton House and Gardens the perfect country retreat for their family in the 1930s. You can also discover Lord Bearsted's famous art collection including works by Bosch, Stubbs and El Greco.
Visit Lord Bearsted’s dressing room to discover how he was involved in the Kindertransport; the organised rescue mission that placed 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Europe into British foster homes.
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.
Dress to impress and join us for a great family day, out hunting our hidden and spooky bats.
Try the Bat Trail as a team and explore the grounds whilst solving the clues! Then collect your sticker from the Coach House shop.
This two hour talk is complemented by a musical performance by the talented Linda Tolchard (Soprana) and Tim Sidford (Piano). This talk will provide an in-depth look at the decade when Elgar was extremely popular and a friend of King Edward VII.
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.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to look after the Grecian Valley? Listen to Curator Gillian Mason, Trevor Proudfoot from Cliveden Conservation, Head Gardener Barry Smith and Building Surveyor Fred Markland as they explain...
To celebrate National Poetry Day, listen to Poet-in-Residence Dan Simpson as he reflects upon the pastoralism of the Grecian Valley then and now. Enjoy a relaxed and informal evening where tickets include a drink on arrival and refreshments. Open...
Take in the majesty of the State Music Room at Stowe House as Richard Wheeler, National Trust Gardens & Parks Historian shines a spotlight on Anne Halsey, Lady Cobham who embraced the pastoral both in poetry and opera
A rare and exciting chance to view Stowe from a 360 degree position from the top of the historic Cobham's Pillar monument. 140 steps take you up to the viewing point which gives you an inspiring insight into the design and scale of the landscape.
Welcome one, welcome all to our free open days!
The Mander family liked to open up Wightwick Manor and Gardens to everyone for a good Garden Party - and on 21 & 22 September, you're invited to join in with music, games and fun for all the family!
It’s the day after a Royal visit and something is not right at Wightwick Manor. Could there be a thief at large? A prized possession of Theodore Mander’s has gone missing and the family need your help to solve the mystery.
Written by Sam Kick.
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked – a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take selfies, and see the house in a whole new light.
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked – a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take selfies, and see the stable buildings in a whole new light.
Nordic Wellbeing takes you on a fun journey to improve fitness and health. This is a gentle class in which you will learn to be fit enough to enjoy taking on new activities and tackle life's tasks with confidence.
Come along for a fun hour of walking at different speeds, trying out different types of walks, working on posture, breathing and gait. Everyone works at their own level, so it's suitable for all abilities.
Venture back to Roman Britain with our costumed interpreter to meet Censorinus, the 4th Century villa owner. He will be on site all day, and will lead a special guided tour around his humble abode at 2pm.
Join us for the apple harvest with The Little Cider Press Company. Press traditional apple varieties harvested from the estate orchards. Press the apples into cider to take home and brew into delicious Herefordshire cider.
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.
Buckinghamshire in the late 19th century was littered with Rothschild houses, building a family network of art, architecture and political influence. Explore an introduction to the art of country house building like a Rothschild.
Women feature large in Waddesdon's collection of 26 illuminated medieval manuscripts, in a variety of guises: as patrons of books of hours and a psalter, as authors, for example Christine de Pisan, or as subjects.
Join Paul Broesmith, writer and theatre producer as he runs a series of workshops designed to get you writing, easily and painlessly guiding you through exercises and processes designed to develop your skills across a range of genre, format and style
Ever wondered how grain is turned into flour? Visit our restored mill at Coleshill and find out more...
you can also explore our replica Second World War Operational Base which will be open this afternoon.