Meet the Staff at Audley End

On selected weekends throughout the summer, we will be bringing the House and Service Wing story to life with live interpretation in the open air.

Experience a world of hierarchy, discipline, long hours, and hard labour, and meet the staff of Audley End. 

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Meet the Staff

On special weekends throughout May to September, you can meet our costumed interpreters as they bring Audley End back to its Victorian heyday. Come face to face with Mrs Crocombe as she prepares a meal for the family and discover a world of ‘below stairs’.

Mrs Crocombe can be found at Audley End on weekends between 1 May - 25 September. 

*Due to Heritage Live and All The Kings Horses events, there will be no live interpretation on 2/3 and 24/25 August. 

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Life below stairs at Audley End

Did you know that in the 1880s Lord and Lady Braybrooke, who lived here at Audley End, employed over one hundred people in the house and across the estate?

Find out more in our fascinating article, with research from the 1881 census, about the people who worked here, from the cook and kitchen maids to the laundry maids and gardeners.

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More to Explore

  • Things to See and Do

    Explore all there is to see and do at Audley End, including our stunning stables, glorious grounds and magnificent mansion house.

  • What's On

    Enjoy relaxing days spent enjoying our garden tours, go on fun adventure quests and get spooky at Halloween.

  • History and Stories

    Discover the history behind Audley End, from once being owned by Charles II to becoming one of England's grandest Victorian mansions.