Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley
Guided Tour | Gawthorpe Hall
Saturday 4 November 2017 - 10:30 until 15:30
Gawthorpe Hall is not only one of the finest 17th century houses in the North of England but is also the home of the Rachel Kay Shuttleworth textile collection.
The house was built as a pele tower in the 14th century and aggrandised from 1600 for the Shuttelworth family, allegedly by Robert Smythson, builder of Hardwick Hall. It was further embellished later in the 19th century by Sir Charles Barry, builder of the Houses of Parliament in 1850’s. The group will have a guided tour of the house, before the public gain entrance to the house, followed by a chance to revisit the house after a light lunch available in the adjacent restaurant (at own cost).
Price £30 to include transport, guided tour of the house and collections, special opening of the textile collection.
Coach pick-up points = Aire Street, Leeds=08.15, Golden Acre Park=08.45, Ilkley=09.15. Please advise of your choice when booking.
Guided tour of house 10.30am. Limited to 20 participants.
This event has been organised by the West Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.