Discovering Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Visit | Woburn Abbey
Monday 12 September 2016 - 10:30
Woburn Abbey, the home of the Russell family since the 16th century is a treasure trove of well curated art, furniture and furnishings, in a house that is still the home of the Duke of Bedford today. The collection of paintings includes works by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Hogarth, Lely, Rembrandt, Tintoretto, Van Dyck and Canaletto. The presentation of the art and antiquities is constantly being improved: the outstandingly well displayed silver and porcelain was part of the last major refurbishment a few years ago and special exhibitions are mounted within the house. An exhibition in the North Court, A Woburn Landscape Rediscovered, sets the scene to explore the gardens designed by the visionary Humphrey Repton.
Divided into groups for a guided tour of the house in the morning. After lunch (quiche & salad, and coffee) people will be free to explore the gardens and/or return to the house.
This event has been organised by the Cambridgeshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.