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2019 Exhibition: Visions of Lydiard

Date: 23rd March 2019 - 22nd December 2019

Every day

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 11:00 - 15:30

Our 2019 exhibition explores the evolution of Lydiard House and Parkland through a selection of paintings and photographs, illustrating the last 70 years of the estate’s rich history.

Visions of Lydiard

The changing face of Lydiard House and Parkland has been recorded through art since the 18th Century.  This gives us a fascinating visual insight into the evolution of this historic estate.

Visions of Lydiard showcases a selection of paintings and photographs from the Lydiard House collection which illustrate the last 70 years of the estate’s rich history.

The exhibition features work by both internationally acclaimed and local artists, as well as accomplished photographers, all of whom portray Lydiard from their own unique perspective.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 23rd March 2019

Cost: Standard Admission applies.

2019 Exhibition: Celebrating 75 Years

Date: 23rd March 2019 - 22nd December 2019

Every day

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 11:00 - 15:30

Throughout this year, Lydiard Park is celebrating 75 years of public ownership.

Celebrating 75 Years

Throughout this year, we are celebrating 75 years since the local authority in Swindon took over the ownership of Lydiard House and Park. The exhibition tells the story of the extensive restoration work which has taken place since.

Celebrating 75 Years opens on Saturday, 23rd March 2019.

Cost: Standard Admission applies.

Royal Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance

Date: 1st November 2019 - 21st November 2019

Every day

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Join us as we honour and remember those who sadly lost their lives while serving in our Armed Forces.

Swindon

 

The official opening of the 2019 Royal Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance takes place on Friday 1 November at 11am. If you are joining us for the official opening service, please arrive before 10.45am. There is also a daily service at 11am while the field is open.

The Field of Remembrance pays tribute to all the brave Service men and women who have served, including those who have more recently lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Field will close on Thursday 21st November. Opening times are 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Admission to the Walled Garden is free during this period. Parking charges apply - see our parking page for more details.

Cost: No cost.

Scouts Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular

Date: 2nd November 2019

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 17:30 - 20:00

The 1st Purton and Lydiard Scout Group brings you the annual fireworks spectacular at Lydiard Park.

Lydiard

 

Entry: £8 Adult, £4 Child (aged 3-14). Tickets can only be purchased at the gate (cash only!) and are not available in advance.

- Gates open at 5:30pm.
- Bonfire lit at 6:00pm

- Fireworks scheduled for 7.00pm. Please allow enough time to enter the event before the display begins!

For full details on this event, please visit the 1st Purton and Lydiard Scout Group website.

 

Cost: Special Events Admission applies.

Festive Afternoon Tea and Guided Tour

Date: 27th November 2019 - 19th December 2019

Every day

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Swindon
SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Email: lydiardpark@swindon.gov.uk

Indulge in an exquisite afternoon of festive treats at Lydiard House this winter...

Festive tea

Lydiard House is offering a delicious festive afternoon tea menu throughout November and December. Join us for a Festive Afternoon Tea and Guided Tour, and discover how Christmas was celebrated on the Lydiard Estate.

For just £19.95 per person, you can enjoy:

-        A selection of hand-cut sandwiches

-        A warm mince pie with clotted cream

-        A selection of festive cakes

-        A pot of tea or glass of mulled wine

-        Entry to Lydiard House and Walled Garden, including a fascinating guided tour

All guests will be invited on a guided tour of Lydiard House, giving you the opportunity to experience the beautifully decorated halls for the festive season. Lydiard House was home to the St John family for 500 years, and visitors will hear their fascinating history. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, after which guests will be served three tiers of stunning festive treats.

The historic State Rooms of Lydiard House will be beautifully adorned with traditional foliage, a kissing ball, and a decorated Christmas tree. Floral decorations will also line mantle-pieces and doorways, adding splendour and festivity to the house.

Reservations are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 27 November and 19 December.

Advance booking is essential, please see below for available dates and times. To make a reservation, please call 01793 465270. Full payment over the phone is required to secure your booking and a minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required.

Dates Available:

Festive Afternoon Teas and Guided Tours of Lydiard House are available on the below dates.

Please choose between a 1pm or 2pm tour.

Wednesday, 27 November

Thursday, 28 November

Wednesday, 4 December

Thursday, 5 December

Wednesday, 11 December

Thursday, 12 December

Wednesday, 18 December

Thursday, 19 December

On the day of your visit, please make sure you arrive at Lydiard House Museum at least five minutes early to be ready for the guided tour. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, after which your delicious festive afternoon tea will be served.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation must be made by telephone at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled booking for a full refund. Please call 01793 465270 between 10am and 4pm to cancel your booking.

Cost: £19.95 per person

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