£40 (National Trust members £25) From Iron-age roundhouses to a sophisticated, modern estate, Wimpole Estate has been lived on and farmed for over 2,000 years. Over the centuries, Wimpole has been
£40 (National Trust members £25)
From Iron-age roundhouses to a sophisticated, modern estate, Wimpole Estate has been lived on and farmed for over 2,000 years. Over the centuries, Wimpole has been owned by several families, and each has left its mark. The present house, at the heart of this estate, was the vision of Elsie Bambridge. Wimpole had been an empty shell until she filled it with pictures and furniture, bringing it back to a welcoming home in the 1930s. Intimate rooms contrast with beautiful and unexpected Georgian interiors, including Soane’s remarkable Yellow Drawing Room and wonderful plunge bath. The fascinating basement corridor offers a glimpse into life below stairs.
Georgian Group members are invited to join us on this full day visit led by Georgian Group Director, David Adshead (previous Head Curator and Architectural Historian for the National Trust). The visit will begin with an Illustrated short talk followed by a tour of the hall by David and Senior Collection & House Manager, Iain Stewart. This will be followed by a tour of the gardens and estate.
Members to make their own arrangements for lunch. This visit is for Georgian Group members only.
If Georgian Group members wishing to attend this visit are also National Trust members, please use the discount code NTMEMBER at the checkout. Please ensure you bring along a valid NT membership card on the visit.
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