Thoresby Park will open its doors to the new house on the Thoresby Estate, occupied by the Matheson family who began construction on the home in 1994 and is built as a 1540-style villa of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. It contains artwork and furniture from the original Thoresby Hall.
Visitors will be welcomed to Thoresby’s Pierrepont Gallery within Thoresby Courtyard where the tour will start with registration on arrival, you are free to arrive earlier than advertised to explore the courtyard and park.
The tour will begin at 3 pm in the gallery, giving a brief history of the estate and courtyard. We will then return to cars for an escorted drive to the new Thoresby House. After a picturesque drive across the estate passing Salvin’s Thoresby Hall hotel, we will arrive at Thoresby Park for the main tour.
The Matheson Family will greet visitors at Thoresby Park at 3.30pm and take you on a tour of their home, giving detailed accounts of the family history, land and its developments through the generations. You will get detailed descriptions of the many artefacts that were moved from Thoresby Hall to Thoresby Park, and some of the unique stories that accompany them.
This will be a personalised tour giving you a warm welcome to Thoresby and our history, we keep groups to smaller numbers to allow a quality experience, so be assured any questions or information will not be lost. The tour will last for around an hour and a half and will finish at 5 pm.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any wheelchaired guests on this tour as Thoresby house is only accessible via a number of stairs. The tour will include a drive from one location to another so you will need to arrive in your own vehicle.
Max 30 people per tour/session. There will be no refreshments provided on the tour. The meeting place for the tour is inside a courtyard with a number of shops and a cafe, to enjoy these facilities please ensure you arrive before the tour starting time. Once the tour begins we will be leaving the courtyard and not be returning.
Pre-booking is required- Only 30 places are available.
To book: Contact Thoresby Events Team on 01623 822009 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org