In 1927 Upton House became the country home of the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, Walter Samuel. We will be using objects from our collection, including archive documents to help tell little known stories that reflect the family’s Jewish heritage.
SOLD OUT - Learn how to make a silk scarf inspired by the gardens at Upton. Local artist, Lis Mann will provide you with all the tuition and materials to make your own version of her fabulous hand dyed silk scarves.
There will be bargains aplenty at the Brewhouse Bookshop's annual sale, raising money to look after our historic site. Spend the day perusing our second-hand books and stock up in preparation for those cosy autumn evenings.
Visit during this joyful time to see the house and church decorated for harvest. Help yourself to some home-grown produce from the garden for a donation, try the harvest trail around the parkland, or join us for apple weekend.
Take a peek inside one of Croome's eye-catchers, usually closed to the public. With fantastic panoramic views of Worcester from the top of the tower you'll understand why it was chosen as a viewing platform designed by James Wyatt. FREE,...
Take a rare chance to climb the 140 steps of Lord Cobham's Pillar. You'll be rewarded with a 360 degree view of the garden and be able to spot five counties. Book on to one of the sessions to ensure you don't miss an opportunity to explore a...
Step back in time with a variety of musical delights with Milady Clare's Musicke. Hear madrigals, dance tunes, early carols and boisterous tavern songs played with a collection of medieval and renaissance instruments to re-live the hit singles of...
Pick up one of our self-led walks from our visitor welcome centre to enjoy a ramble around the gardens and park, and discover more about the surprising stories of the women of Stowe. You may also experience Stowe's awesome autumnal colours.
Join the New Kinver Players for a performance of The Spirits of the Rock: a play commissioned by The National Trust, and written by Martin Ward from NKP. The play was first performed in 2017, and is back by popular demand!
Join the Claydon learning team dressed in period costume for an hour of living history. Discover what life was like in the Crimean War with Florence Nightingale and find out about her links to Claydon.
Join us in the beautiful setting of Brockhampton for a bank holiday barbeque. Enjoy the bucolic beauty of the moated manor house and relax. Delicious food served for you so you can eat drink and be merry.
A Better More Beautiful World: The De Morgans, their lives and legacies.
Ceramic designer, William De Morgan and artist Evelyn De Morgan, were one of the most innovative and exciting artistic couples of the late-Victorian period.
Join us in the wonderful surroundings here at Wightwick to build on what you already know and see what you can do with your photography.
Tutored Sessions for beginners and intermediate level photographers.
The beautiful and exceptional examples of Pre-Raphaelite artwork at Wightwick Manor will be the inspiration for our drawing day, where there is the opportunity to create your own pastel or pencil drawing of a figure in the landscape.
Michael Eden's work sits at the intersection of craft, design and art. For this solo exhibition Eden, formerly a potter, explores contemporary themes through the reinterpretation of historical objects using digital means.
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild's collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon.
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Art in London, of which Sir Joshua Reynolds was the first president. Discover Waddesdon's impressive collection of paintings by Reynolds around the House.
Taste 4 Rothschild wines from different regions of Bordeaux in the most appropriate of settings: Waddesdon Manor Wine Cellars, which boasts the largest private collection of Chateau Lafite outside the chateau.
Descend into darkness and imagine life as a sabateur exploring our secret underground replica bunker on this family-friendly open afternoon.
Coleshill Mill will also be open so why not pay a visit and see flour being made? (Dependent on water level)
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.
Join us on a guided walk taking in Buscot Village, the River Thames and local farmland. This walk will launch our new Buscot Circular Walks leaflet, kindly sponsored by TOE (Trust for Oxfordshire Environment) and Grundon.
To commemorate 100 years of women gaining the first vote we're revealing the hidden stories of women during the eighteenth century at Berrington. Discover stories of the lives, loves and losses of women both upstairs and downstairs.
Visit Berrington as we celebrate Heritage Open Day. We have new exhibitions, art installations and plenty of gardens and parkland to explore. What will you discover at Berrington this Heritage Open Day?
Come and tick off a number of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4.
No. 13: Make a mud pie - Come and get your hands dirty and make a squidgy, squelchy mud pie and decorate it with twigs and leaves,
No. 26: Hunt for fossils and bones - Hunt...
Get involved with hands-on activities for all ages including pond-dipping in the moats, counting butterflies in the long grass or graffiti hunting around the garden lodge. Activities vary from week to week, check out the website for more details.
When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the possessions of the late 'Captain' Billy Bones, it hurtles him in to a cat and mouse game with dangerous pirates, taking him across the World to 'Treasure Island'. Will Jim find the treasure?...
Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle.