The independent charity the Weston Park Foundation – which this year celebrates its thirtieth anniversary – is dedicated to the conservation of Weston Park and its world class collections in perpetuity. The historic former home of the Earls of Bradford holds a staggering 30,000 objects ranging from portraits by van Dyck to 1980s family photographs, from Chippendale chairs to stuffed parrots – all of which require specialist care and attention. Spring cleaning offers us all a chance to reassess our treasured possessions, whilst at Weston Park this work is done on a wholly different scale, with important conservators such as the Hamilton Kerr Institute from Cambridge, playing a part in safeguarding the present and future for the House’s indigenous treasures at this time of year. Join one of our fascinating and fact-filled tours of Weston Park to learn more about the challenges that the Foundation faces and have the opportunity to see at first hand some of the work involved.
Tours last approximately two hours and include the opportunity to see the Hamilton Kerr Institute at work on the Weston Park painting collection. Price includes expert led tour, demonstration, tea/ coffee, biscuits and a copy of the Weston Park guidebook.
£18.00 per adult £10.00 under 16 years . Places are limited and prior booking is required. To book tickets please telephone Suzanne Parkin on 01952 852130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests attending the day are welcome to visit the Granary Grill or Deli for lunch. For reservations please call 01952 852107 or go to http://granarygrill.com/
16th and 18th February 10am – 2pm