Tabley House: The University’s Cheshire Palladian mansion
|Starts:||13:00 12 Jul 2015|
|Ends:||14:00 12 Jul 2015|
|What is it:||Tour|
|Venue opening hours:||1:00pm - 4:30pm last entry|
|How much:||£5.00 adults, £1.50 children
/ FREE for University of Manchester staff and students with ID card. 2for1 for Alumni.|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
An opportunity to learn more about a fine Palladian mansion, home to the University’s country house collection. The Leicester family lived at Tabley from the 13th Century, first in the Old Hall on a moated Island, now in ruin, and latterly in the fine house that still stands today.
Designed by architect John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, Tabley House was completed in 1767. It has since seen many developments, including the creation of a large picture gallery in 1809. The Georgian gentleman, the Regency dandy and the Victorian family at Tabley all made their stamp on the splendid interiors and fabric of the house.
Whilst concentrating on Tabley’s grand architecture, the tour will also look at the collection as a whole, offering a contextual backdrop for both those new to Tabley and the seasoned visitor.
Price: £5.00 adults, £1.50 children
Offers: FREE for University of Manchester staff and students with ID card. 2for1 for Alumni.
Role: Chair of Trustees
Organisation: The Tabley House Collection
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