Tabley House Collection
The Tabley House Collection is housed in the finest Palladian mansion in Cheshire. The estate was home to the Leicester family for 700 years, until the mid-1970’s. Their legacy includes some of the finest art, furniture and books that money could buy, as well as a fascinating family history.
Tabley House Collection welcomes individual and group visitors, and is renowned for its knowledgeable and friendly guides and volunteers.
Tabley House is a licenced venue for Civil Weddings, providing grand yet intimate surroundings for that special day.
The state rooms, Chapel and tea rooms, have also been used for several film and TV productions, most recently the top BBC 2 drama ‘Peaky Blinders’.
Here are just a few of the comments from our visitors :
‘What a wonderful place, fantastic paintings, and very informative guides.’
‘A fascinating visit, packed with lots of historical intrigue.’
‘Lovely atmosphere, and lots to see,’
Tabley House Tea Room
Tabley House Collection Tea Room offers a range of light refreshments, teas, coffees, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and afternoon teas in a beautiful, peaceful, and historic setting with waitress service at your table.
Situated in the Old Hall Room, the Tea Room links the Grade I listed mansion with the 17th Century St Peter’s Chapel.
Tel: 01565 625745 or 077384 06466
St Peter’s Chapel
St Peter’s Chapel originally built on an island in the Mere in 1678, was moved in 1927 and re-erected on its present site adjacent to the house. The Chapel, has impressive stained glass, with one window designed by Burne-Jones.
The Chapel was recently used as the location for an important wedding scene in BBC2’s ‘Peaky Blinders’.
The Chapel is free to enter and is accessed via the Tea Room entrance
Tuesday 9th April 5pm
TALK BY DR STEPHEN LLOYD ON THE DERBY COLLECTION.
Dr Stephen Lloyd Curator of the Derby Collection, Knowsley Hall will talk about Knowsley and the Earls of Derby, the family, their history and their collections. From the early Tudor period the family collected and continued with splendid Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian acquisitions. Of the many highlights of the Collection there are watercolours painted by the humourist and natural historian Edward Derby, old masters from a collection built up by the 10th Earl of Derby, and paintings which display the Derby family’s equestrian success through the years.
Wine and canapés will be served.
Tickets £17 (Friends and volunteers £15)
Tel: Christopher Tetlow 0161 928 2137
Please note this talk is preceded by the Friends AGM to which all are welcome.