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Making a House a Home: 300 Years of Women’s History at Stourhead

300 years of Stourhead as a home, shines a light on the women who shaped this iconic place.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Stourhead story is told through the eyes of the women who played a part in making it into a special place, including Alda Hoare, who gifted Stourhead to the National Trust in 1946, to Jane Benson who was the first lady to live in the house in the 18th century. Some left diaries, allowing us to know their thoughts and feelings, others left only a single letter or photograph. On display you will find personal mementos, diary passages and replica dresses that have been carefully recreated based on historical photographs and portraits.

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

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The exhibition will be based in the house

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Stourhead Estate Office

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