Woburn Abbey and Gardens

Woburn Abbey and Gardens
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Woburn Abbey first opened to the public in 1955 and has welcomed visitors from all over the globe. There are 22 rooms that you can experience, which house one of the most significant private art collections in the world.

The many individual rooms of Woburn Abbey, house 18th Century French and English furniture, magnificent silver and gold collections, a marvellous range of porcelain and many items treasured by generations of the Russell family.

Over 28 acres of gardens, inspired by the designs of landscape gardener, Humphry Repton and developed by our dedicated gardens team. With everything from flower beds blooming with colour around neat, green lawns through to our ponds and woodland areas that help to preserve local biodiversity.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Closed 3rd November 2014 to 26th March 2015
Reopens 27th March 2015

Admission charges

Please check website before visiting.

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Getting there

Follow brown signs from Junctions 12 and 13 on the M1, A421 or A5.

Collection details

Agriculture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History, Archives, Coins and Medals, Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Design, Photography, Personalities, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Armada Portrait
  • Canaletto
  • Sevres Porcelain
  • Rembrandt
  • Gainsborough
  • Van Dyck
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Bug Walk

  • 18 July 2015

During the Bug Walk you will learn the importance of attracting bugs and insects to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them. By the end of the session you will be able to identify different types of bugs and understand their characteristics.

This walk is suitable for adults and children alike.

Admission

Adult £8.00
Senior £7.00
Child £5.00

Times: 10.00am-12.30pm

Website

http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/gardening/bug-walk/

Bee Walk

  • 25 July 2015

Bees visit flowers to collect nectar and pollen, which they use as food for themselves and their larvae. By moving from flower to flower, they are important pollinators.

Scientific studies have shown a decline in many British insects over the last 50 years. Gardens are becoming increasingly important to provide bees with the necessary food for survival. On the 25th July, there will be a chance to see how Woburn Abbey Gardens' vast Long Borders provide an array of flowering plants that attract many types of bee.

During the Bee Walk you will learn the importance of attracting bees to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them. By the end of the session you will be able to identify the different types of bee and understand their characteristics.

This walk is suitable for adults and children alike.

Admission

Adult £8.00
Senior £7.00
Child £5.00

Times: 10.00am-12.30pm

Website

http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/gardening/bee-walk-%281%29/

Getting there

Follow brown signs from Junctions 12 and 13 on the M1, A421 or A5.

Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Woburn Park
Woburn
Bedfordshire
MK17 9WA
England

Website

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

E-mail

admissions@woburn.co.uk

Telephone

01525 290333

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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