Audley End House and Gardens

  • Victorian Games Galore!
Open weekends 10am - 4pm Victorian Games Galore! | 16 - 20 Feb 2015 Meet the horses | Stable Yard 1880s Explore the | Organic Kitchen Garden

Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs.

Explore the impressive mansion house and uncover the story behind the Braybrooke’s unique natural history collection.

Great houses need an army of staff to keep everything running smoothly, and you can meet Audley’s in the Victorian Service Wing and nursery. See them at work every weekend from May to September.

Say hello to our resident horses in the stable block. Visit the Organic Kitchen Garden where you'll discover over 120 varieties of apples, 40 types of pears, 60 kinds of tomatoes plus many more fruits and vegetables.

With parterre gardens, ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland, a children’s play area, café and shop, make it a day out for all the family at Audley End House and Gardens.

New for 2014
Go behind previously closed doors and see how Victorian children played and grew up in the newly opened nursery. Visit the Coal Gallery, once a hive of activity, as we recreate the hustle and bustle of servants' daily routines.

Don't Miss

  • The resident horses in the stable block
  • The children's play area next to the Cart Yard Café
  • Our costumed characters from May - September
  • The Potting Shed where you can buy fresh fruit, veg and flowers grown in our gardens (open Monday - Friday, April - October)

Events At Audley End House and Gardens

  • Victorian Games Galore!

    Mon 16 - Fri 20 Feb 2015

    From skittles to quoits, croquet to chess, play like a Victorian as you step back in time this February half term.

  • Caring for Audley Inside and Out

    Members' Event

    Wed 25 Feb

    As the second phase of conservation work gets in to full swing at Audley End House, join Jim Walsh, Project Manager (FWA Group) and Mary Luckhurst, Project Conservator for an in-depth look at the work currently taking place.

  • Resisting the Invader: Audley End 1940

    Members' Event

    Fri 27 Mar

    Join Mark Selwood for a tour of the grounds and discover the hidden remnants of Audley's dramatic past.

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