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DateVisit
28 June 2017Parham House and Garden
26 April 2017Hatfield House
15 February 2017Whitchurch Silk Mill and Bombay Gin Distillery
02 November 2016Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College
21 September 2016Berkeley Castle
15 June 2016Tyntesfield
20 April 2016Dyrham Park and Claverton Manor
17 February 2016Guildhall Art Gallery and Sir John Soames Museum
18 November 2015Middle Temple and The Foundling Museum
16 September 2015Syon Park
17 June 2015Wallace Collection, Apsley House, & Wellington Arch
22 April 2015Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum
18 February 2015Imperial War Museum
19 November 2014Dulwich Picture Gallery and Greenwich Fan Museum
17 September 2014Sudeley Castle
18 June 2014Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including The Mary Rose, HMS Victory, and HMS Warrior
16 April 2014Chiswick House and Hogarth's House
19 February 2014Victoria and Albert Museum, including an exhibition of Brtitish drawings, from 1600 to the present day
16 October 2013Wren's churches - A guided walk with Andrew Davies. Extra Tour for those not able to go in September.
25 September 2013Wren's churches - A guided walk with Andrew Davies
17 July 2013Kingston Lacey
24 April 2013Knole House
20 February 2013Kensington Palace
21 November 2012Freemasons' Hall and Christmas Shopping
19 September 2012Guided Tour of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon

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Parham House and Garden
Wednesday 28 June 2017

Parham is one of the country’s finest traditional stone E-shaped Elizabethan mansions, built in 1557 and set in the heart of an ancient deer park below the South downs. Over the years it has been owned by three families and it is still a family home. 

The House includes a Great Hall with towering mullioned and transomed windows and early english furniture, and a 160ft Long Gallery with a wonderful variety of furniture, pictures, needlework, antiquities and objets d'art.

There are important collections of paintings and needlework. The paintings include portraits of English Tudor and Stuart monarchs and their courts, and the collection of 17th Century embroidery is considered the finest and most important in the country.

The spectacular gardens pre-date the house and consist of seven acres of beautiful Pleasure Grounds and a four-acre Walled Garden. There are stunning herbaceous borders, a glasshouse, vegetable garden, orchard, and a 1920s Wendy House.