2017 programme unveiled for Treasure Houses of England

Date Posted: 19/03/2017

The Treasure Houses of England – ten of what’s described as some of the country’s finest palaces, historic houses and castles – have released details on new events and features coming up this year. 

Revamps of historic rooms, new exhibitions, group-friendly events and summer fairs are all on the programme for the coming months.

What’s new?

At Beaulieu in Hampshire, a team of conservators and historians are restoring the Victorian Kitchen. The finished project is planned to open to visitors at Easter.

In addition, part of the late Lord Montagu's private apartment in Palace House has also been opened for the first time, featuring two new exhibitions: The Lady and the Rebel, which pays tribute to two remarkable women in the Montagu family, and the first dedicated Soviet Russian art gallery in the UK.

Groups can also see something new at Burghley House in Peterborough. An evening event will take place this October that will involve the Tudor property opening at night and being illuminated by floodlights while visitors explore the staterooms inside. 

A brand new event will be the Game Fair, running at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from 28th to 30th July. This festival of the countryside celebrates everything from clay shooting, archery and gundog scurries to fishing, falconry, ferreting and equestrianism.

Chatsworth in Derbyshire, meanwhile, will present an exhibition called House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth. Groups can enjoy a showcase of rarely-seen items and discover the history of the estate.

Alternatively, groups can head up to Castle Howard in Yorkshire, where, following its starring role as Kensington Palace in ITV’s Victoria, a new trail has been launched. Visitors will be able to explore the locations and spaces that Castle Howard has been used for on screen in the new Seen on Screen trail, which will be available to enjoy from April.

Other examples of new Treasure House features include a What the Butler Saw exhibition at Holkham Hall in Norfolk, and two new exhibitions at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire.

For further information visit www.treasurehouses.co.uk.

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