Join Tamsin Wimhurst to explore the incredible house of David Parr, Victorian decorator-artist who adapted Arts and Crafts designs within his own home.
David Parr was a 'decorator artist' who worked for some of our best known Victorian designers of the day, such as William Morris and George Bodley. He decorated churches and palaces for those who could afford it but in his spare time he decorated his own terraced house in the same style.
Lived in by his granddaughter until a few years ago, its interior remained a wondrous hidden secret. Now it will be saved, restored and opened up to the public so that many more can enjoy its unique atmosphere.
Tamsin Wimhurst is a Trustee and founder of the David Parr House Charity which was set up in 2014 in order to conserve the house and open it up to the public. Her experience as a teacher persuaded her to pursue a career in museum education before progressing to curation and project management. She has worked with a wide variety of communities and organisations in order to help them access their history and encourage an interest in their past. She is a passionate supporter of small independent museums, with a special interest in the ‘local’ where she sees the nation’s history unfold through the lives of individuals and their families.