Rhododendron Car Park, Tanhurst Lane, Abinger, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6LZ
The house was the childhood home of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who gave the property to the National Trust. It was also a Wedgwood family home and Charles Darwin was a relation and frequesnt visitor. This is the first time to house has been fully open to the public and is unlike other National Trust properties, not being fully restored. A chance to see a house is transition as we throw open the doors to visitor enjoyment and comment for a trial season. There will be art, craft and musical activities, refreshments and a chance to give your feedback about how the house shoudl be used in the future. A welcoming space where you can relax and enjoy the glorious views, unrivalled in the Surrey Hills. Hands-on activities for families, centred on the three histroical connections with the house - music, art and pottery and the natural world.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Parking is 400m across a field, so not suitable for pushchairs. Young children should be carried. Disabled parking onsite is limited.
Parking for the house is in the National Trust Car park in Tanhurst Lane RH5 6LU There is a 400 m walk across a field, so bring boots or wellies if it is wet and a change of shoes for the house. Limited Disabled (blue badge only) parking onsite. Map link.
Date last modified: 24th July 2013 at 15:17