2021 Open Day Season
We are now open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm, and Monday 30th August.
For details - and how to reach the Mansion - please see Visiting Us page.
The unfinished Mansion offers a far-reaching learning experience for serious students at tertiary level. A visit can complement undergraduate and postgraduate studies ranging from architecture and art history to building design, historic building conservation and structural engineering and surveying. For heritage professionals tours can also be used as part of professional development programmes. At this level a visit to the Mansion can offer networking as well as formal and informal learning opportunities.
A hands-on day at the Mansion - Architecture & Built Environment undergraduates get to grips with work in lime mortar and basic stone masonry
The tutor demonstrates lime plastering with ease - and the students get ready for the challenge...
It is also possible to arrange short courses in working with lime mortar and plaster and stone masonry. Participants range from undergraduates to architects. Surveyors visit annually for a CPD day.
Please contact us if you are interested in bringing a group. Staff and trustees can supply expert guidance on the Mansion, or you can bring your own tutor. We can provide space for networking and study activities in addition to tours of the house. Time spent can range from a few hours to a day or two, to fit with your course.
A major structural problem in the chapel (thankfully stable at present) for analysis by engineers and surveyors
Another conundrum for the structural engineers.