Audley End House and Gardens - English Heritage

An exterior shot of Audley End House and Gardens
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Audley End House and Gardens is one of England's grandest seventeenth century country homes with over 30 lavishly decorated rooms and magnificent grounds.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

1-31 Oct Wed-Sun 10am – 5pm (House 12pm-4pm), 1 Nov-12 Feb Sat-Sun 10am-4pm (Gardens, Stables and Service Wing only. House closed), 13-17 Feb Wed-Fri 10am-4pm (Gardens, Stables and Service Wing only. House closed). 18 Feb-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am - 4pm (Gardens, Stables and Service Wing only. House closed), Closed 24 - 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Admission charges

12.50/11.30/7.50/32.50 Full estate, 8.70/7.80/5.20/22.60 Stables, Service Wing & Gardens (not available on event days)


  • English Heritage

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art

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Victorian Values Discovery Visit

Explore the life of a Victorian servant in a completely different way - meet Mrs Warwick, the formidable housekeeper to the Braybrooke family at Audley End House. Students will find out about life in the Service Wing and hear the tales of the servants who toiled there, before trying their hand at activities such as sheet-folding and vegetable preparation in the new purpose-built education room. Groups are encouraged to come dressed in Victorian costume. Servants' aprons are provided.
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, History
Book a free tour to follow the workshop and use it to compare the grand rooms of the masters with the stark accommodation for the servants.

How to obtain

Call 01223 582732 to arrange a 1 ½ hour tour each Wednesday-Friday during term time, except 24th December and 31st January. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit for more information.

Audley End House and Gardens - English Heritage
Audley End
Saffron Walden
CB11 4JF



Disabled access: Tel 01799 522842


01799 521 276

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