ARUNDELLS

THE HOME OF FORMER PRIME MINISTER SIR EDWARD HEATH KG MBE

Arundells, in Salisbury's Cathedral Close, reflects Sir Edward's time in public office and contains his collections of: paintings, (including Wyllie, Singer Sargent, Piper, Churchill, Sickert, Augustus and Gwen John, John Nash, Lowry and many more), sailing and musical memorabilia, Oriental and European ceramics, cartoons, bronzes, Chinese and Japanese artworks, photographs and much more, just as they were when he lived there, along with access to the beautiful two acre garden. We have also recently opened Sir Edward's study on the first floor and have exciting future plans for exhibitions in our new Exhibition Room


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Our latest exhibition 'Ready Steady Go' opened on 3rd August and closes on 4th November, celebrates; through iconic images of 1965, Sir Edward's 50th anniversary of being elected the Conservative leader



Ready Steady Go 1965 - details


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WE ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON TO 4th NOVEMBER 2015

FOR OUT OF SEASON EVENTS INCLUDING GROUP VISITS PLEASE CALL FOR FURTHER DETAILS

Further details for guided tours and individual bookings for 2015 and also future bookings for 2016 please click on Visiting page or on the tab above


LAST NON-GUIDED TOUR OF 2015 - VISITING DETAILS:

SPECIAL OPENING - Thursday 17th September

(Magna Flora Flower Festival Week)

Non-Guided (Freeflow) access available between 11.00am and 4.00pm

2 for 1 ADMISSION ONLY £10 (including garden and exhibition)

The Non-Guided tour allows the visitor access to the house for as long as they wish during the day, with the assistance of room stewards in every room


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Please help us keep this house open by donating via PayPal. The Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation (Charity number 1112773), relying on entry fees, donations, private funding and support of the general public to remain open

The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation as a charity, can claim the tax paid on your donation, however large or small, through Gift Aid. Presently this equates to an additional 25p for every £1.00 you give. Every donation we receive is truly appreciated and will help us maintain and keep this house for generations to come


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TripAdvisor awarded us their Certificate of Excellence for 2014 and have just repeated this for 2015





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Arundells in the news

About Edward Heath

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SHARING THE BEAUTY OF ARUNDELLS


After our guided tours have ended, nearly all of our visitors tell us how much they have enjoyed the tour, giving them a completely new perspective on the owner, changing and enhancing their view of his personality, and what he achieved in his long and varied career

He would be thrilled and proud that the details of his life were being discussed in this positive way

I think this is just as Sir Edward Heath would have wanted it, along with the visitors' opportunity to 'share the beauty of Arundells', the beautiful two acre garden with its quintessentially English outlook, his fascinating, revealing, and personal art collection, sailing and musical memorabilia, and the homely lived-in aspect of the house itself

I don't believe that he would have envisaged that over 50,000 people have been delighted in taking the opportunity to visit Arundells in the first 7 years of our opening. He would be thrilled of course with the outcome and renewed interest in his home and eventful life. This feedback makes it so worthwhile and rewarding for all of us, and it is clear from the comments that the visitors loved to be welcomed into the house and be given a personal and informative tour of it

My wonderful and knowledgeable guides and I have been privileged to show off this beautiful house and its contents, being informative about the details, and relating stories, anecdotes, and also to hear laughter and conversation reverberating around the rooms, bringing his home to life. Our friendly, welcoming and intimate tours were appreciated by all our visitors (if the visitors' book, emails and letters were anything to go by!), and return visits were frequent. The interior and feel of the house itself has been retained as he lived in it, and indeed almost as it was when he first moved here in 1985

The Trustees of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation gave me the task of fulfilling this part of his will in opening the house to the public, and I have been very proud to be part of its success. I have learnt so much myself over the years working at Arundells, and met so many interesting people, that it has become a real pleasure to share my experiences with our new visitors

I was initially employed by Sir Edward in an horticultural capacity to redesign the gardens when he moved here in 1985. Arriving with a strong and enthusiastic background as a musician and also in art history, I remained working for him assuming many 'hats' right up to his passing in 2005

I would like to welcome all our visitors to a fascinating and richly memorable visit, and as Sir Edward generously quoted: 'to share the beauty of Arundells'



Stuart Craven  -  Curator/Manager

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