Woburn Abbey and Gardens

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

Website

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

E-mail

admissions@woburn.co.uk

Telephone

01525 290666

Fax

01525 290271

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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

WOBURN ABBEY

Closed 4th November 2013 to 10th April 2014

11th April to 28th September 2014
Open 11am to 5pm daily, last entry at 4pm


GARDENS, GROUNDS AND DEER PARK

4th November 2013 to 10th April 2014
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, 10am to dusk or 5pm, whichever earlier, last entry at 4pm

Closed 24th to 26th December 2013
Open 1st and 2nd January 2014 (weather dependent)

11th April to 2nd November 2014
Open 10am daily with last entry at 5pm, closes 6pm

Admission charges

Please see our website at www.woburnabbey.co.uk for more information on admission prices and to book.

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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Soldiers and Nurses at Woburn Abbey

Valiant Hearts: World War I - Woburn and its Stories

  • 11 April — 28 September 2014 *on now

Marking the centenary of The Great War, this exhibition explores the roles played by the 11th Duke and Duchess, the Abbey and the people surrounding it. The Duke established and paid for a training garrison whilst the Duchess converted parts of the Abbey to create one of the most advanced hospitals of the time to treat wounded soldiers. Examine the artefacts, photographs and archive materials which tell the unique and moving stories of men and women from the area during WWI.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in admission ticket to Woburn Abbey or Woburn Abbey Gardens. Please see our website at www.woburnabbey.co.uk for more information.

Website

http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/valianthearts

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.
Bats

Bat Walk

  • 26 — 27 September 2014 6-9pm

Using bat detectors, you will learn to listen and identify the echo location signals bats use to navigate and hunt. Please bring a torch, warm clothing and appropriate footwear (hot beverage provided).

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £8.00. Senior £7.00. Child £5.00.

Website

http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/seasonal/bat-walk/

Getting there

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

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