Tertiary Education & CPD

Tertiary Education & CPD


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.


The gallery on craft training at the Mansion offers more images and the webpage on craft skills training may also be of interest.

2022 Open Day Season

We are open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, and Bank Holidays
Friday 1st April to Sunday 30th October from 11am-5pm.

For details - and how to reach the Mansion - please see Visiting Us page.




We can also provide speakers on the Mansion for local societies (approx.30mi radius Stroud). This can be combined with a later visit if you wish. We request a £50 donation to the Woodchester Mansion Trust for these talks.

Recent talks have been given to the Nailsworth Society, Thornbury Local History Society, Tewkesbury Civic Society, Stroud U3A and Berkeley WI. Visits to groups in care homes are possible and also talks using Zoom.

For more details or to book, please contact the office 01453 861541 or email info@woodchestermansion.org.uk