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Tomb Chamber stained glass display

Explore a completed project to conserve The Vyne's stained-glass windows and see 18th-century glass items from the collection in two first-floor rooms. Inspired by windows, you’ll find brainteasing puzzles and community artwork in the old kitchen.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Piecing together intricate painted glass in vibrant colours, the stained-glass conservators on this project needed keen eyes and a steady hand to dismantle, conserve and reassemble sections of the Tomb Chamber’s stained-glass windows.

Test your eye for detail with a 500-piece jigsaw for grown-ups and a 40-piece jigsaw for children each featuring a design from one of the Tomb Chamber stained-glass windows. Together with their families, younger visitors can enjoy brightly coloured wooden and acrylic puzzles suitable for ages 3+.

Seizing a ‘window of opportunity’, we’re showcasing the work of local art therapy charity artWell, by displaying a community painting created during a wellbeing workshop at The Camrose Centre in Basingstoke.

The painting of a window features a breath-taking flurry of flowers that appear to adorn the windowpane. Each bloom was painted by, and represents, a person who attended the workshop at the centre and so the work is essentially a group portrait.

Based in Basingstoke, artWell is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to improve mental health and positive use of imagination and creativity across sectors of the community who, for a variety of reasons, often feel excluded. The Camrose Centre provides support for anyone who is sleeping rough, homeless or vulnerably housed within Basingstoke and Deane Borough.

Subject to volunteer availability.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Families welcome

Meeting point

Enter the gardens through Visitor Reception and follow the main path up to the house entrance on the South Drive.

What to bring and wear

Please wear outdoor clothing and walking shoes.

Accessibility

This display is on the first floor of the house, there is no lift and the staircase has no handrails.

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