Arundells remains very much as it was when it was Sir Edward’s home. His many interests included collecting pictures and other works of art.
Arundells reflects his time in public life, including a fascinating (and amusing) cartoon gallery and gifts from leaders as diverse as Sir Winston Churchill, US President Richard Nixon, China’s Chairman Mao and Cuba’s Fidel Castro.
His art collection includes works by Sir Winston Churchill, William Wyllie, LS Lowry, John Singer-Sargent, John Nash, John Piper, Walter Sickert and both Augustus and Gwen John.
Sailing trophies, photographs, ceramics, model warships made by Napoleonic prisoners of war and musical memorabilia.
Japanese woodcuts and the spectacular hand painted Chinese wallpaper depicting the story of the “Monkey King”.
The Drawing Room is home to his Steinway grand piano and in the hallway can be found scale models of all of the Morning Cloud yachts.
The Library contains some of his extensive collection of recorded music as well as books on both music and art.
Sir Edward’s writing desk – in his Study – was previously owned by another Prime Minister … David Lloyd George.