Dudmaston offers something unexpected in the Shropshire countryside: a house that provides a classical setting for a collection of modern and contemporary art.
The modern art galleries were assembled by diplomat Sir George Labouchere, while his wife Rachel showed off her collections of botanical drawings and watercolours. The artists represented include Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Sonia Delaunay and Jean Dubuffet. There is also a collection of mid-20th-century Spanish art. Outside, the established gardens are a stunning backdrop to art sculptures.