The front door of the House at Weston conceals a world of fascinating and internationally significant treasures. From French Gobelin tapestries to Oriental ceramic works of art, furniture my royal makers Morel and Hughes and iconic paintings of old masters such as Van Dyck, Stubbs, Gainsborough, Constable; Weston has one of the greatest English country house collections.
Weston Park hosts a calendar of events in the House, Stables and Park throughout the year including the V Festial, Horse Trials, Park Walks, outdoor performances and fine dining occassions in the House to name but a few. There is also plenty to do for children, with the Woodland Adventure Playground, Miniature Railway, courtyard games and developing Yew Hedge Maze.
All year round the free-entry Granary Art Gallery hosts a feast of changing contemporary art exhibitions together with occasional loan exhibitions, not to mention our annual Graduate Show (January) and the Whittingham Riddell National Fine Art Open (August)
The Weston Park Foundation is charged with conserving Weston Park for future generations and is committed to lifelong learning; to that aim our programme of events include, walks, talks, guided tours, and historical lectures to special interest groups.
Gallery, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
Summer Season: Open daily between Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 6th September 2015
The House is closed on Saturday.
The House, Park and Gardens will be closed between Wednesday 19th – Wednesday 26th August 2015 inc.
Park & Gardens Tickets
Children (4-14 years) £3.50
Family (2 adults and up to three children) Includes admission to the house£23.00
House, Park and Gardens Tickets
Children (4-14 years) £6.00
Gift aid prices available.
- National Art Pass
Social History, Natural Sciences, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Architecture, Design, Photography, Decorative and Applied Art, Literature, Personalities
Key artists and exhibits
- van Dyck
- Thomas Weaver
- Robert Edge Pine
- Hugh Douglas Hamilton
- Francis Grant
Lord Hill, Waterloo, Weston and Shropshire: George Richmond’s Portrait of Lord Hill
- 1 May — 1 August 2015
From the beginning of May, the Granary Art Gallery will host a small exhibition about the Hon. Orlando Bridgeman’s ADC, Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill of Hawkstone and Almarez and his legacy.
The focus of the exhibition will be the loan of the important prime version 1835 portrait of Hill by George Richmond, which has not been seen in public for many years. A sensitive painting in watercolour, the picture was engraved and is illustrated in Edwin Sidney’s Life of Lord Hill (1845) where Sidney eulogised about the painting:
A Young Gentleman at War: Lecture by Gareth Glover
- 6 May 2015
Gareth Glover is a former Royal Naval Officer who has studied the Napoleonic Wars for 40 years. He is now a renowned military historian and foremost expert on British memoirs and archival material from across the world of this fascinating period of history.
Over the last ten years Gareth has brought together many hundreds of eyewitness statements from the Battle of Waterloo, known as the Waterloo Archive, an outstanding documentation of the period.
In 2008, he published “A Young Gentleman at War, the Letters of Captain Orlando Bridgeman. Orlando, youngest son of the 1st Earl of Bradford, was ADC to 1st Viscount Hill, one of the Duke of Wellington’s key generals and this lecture considers his contribution and life in the time of Waterloo.
The lecture will be followed by a three-course dinner in the Granary Grill.
Drinks Reception & Lecture – £15 per person
Lecture & Dinner – £39 per person
To book please contact Juliet Brown on 01952 852130 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterloo and Weston
- 31 May — 6 September 2015
Take a walk from room to room in the mansion at Weston Park and see how Waterloo, its heroes, and its social and economic impact can be found two hundred years on.
From the Duke of Wellington’s London residence, Apsley House – which appears in Ferneley’s great painting of Mr. Massey Stanley in the Entrance Hall, to banners in the Library which once formed a part of saddle cloths that pulled the Iron Duke’s hearse at his funeral, to paintings and sculptures of the hero of Waterloo, echoes of the Battle are never far away.
Learn about the visit of Wellington’s General Lord Hill and the copious quantities of wine drunk on that occasion, and discover how the Bridgeman family of Weston Park travelled throughout Europe whilst the French Wars raged.