Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

Artist in Residence - Matthew Wood

Our 2019 Artist in Residence in Matthew Wood, who creates stunning interiors working in situ.  You can come and watch him work throughout the the year and in September, an exhibition of his work will be held in our gallery space.


Dates you can see him 'in action':

March 13th, 20th, 27th

April 3rd, 10th

May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

July 3rd, 10th, 17th

He may be around other days too, if you are lucky!


Matthew will also be running a series of art classes through ther year. Details fo the first ones can be found here:

Sketching & Drawing

Drawing Development








Forthcoming Events

Strange But True

  • list arrowTo stink or not to stink

    It takes 25 trips up and down our 41 stairs to bring the water from the basement water pump to fill the Judge's Bath (we know, we've tried it). Let's hope the judges liked to be stinky - poor maid!


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