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Fire tapestry igniting  interest this spring

Visitors to Boughton House this spring are among the first to view its newly restored “Fire” tapestry.  The Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch is gearing up for a public opening over the late May Bank Holiday weekend (25th – 27th May), when its celebrated Mortlake works tapestry will be on display in the House’s Great Hall.

“Fire” is one of four 17th century Elements tapestries created at the renowned London tapestry works for Ralph Montagu of Boughton.  It was returned to the House ahead of its first public opening of the year and its restoration follows that of Water and Air, with Earth now with conservators De Wit for repair. 
Visitors to Boughton during the special opening are invited to build their own bespoke journey through the House’s impressive ground floor.  Knowledgeable guides will be positioned around the House to provide additional insights into the House’s rich history, and an in-depth Boughton House guidebook will be on sale from the gift shop.

A huge array of celebrated art, including works by great masters such as El Greco, Van Dyck, Batoni and Gainsborough, can be enjoyed on a self-guided tour, including a portrait of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (who was depicted on screen as one of the principal characters of the Oscar-winning film, The Favourite).  Visitors can also journey beyond the House into wider Designed Landscape and formal Gardens, where further conservation works have seen significant lime tree replanting in recent months, as well as the instatement of a new bee enclosure.  Visitors can also enjoy excellent food in the 18th century stable block and peruse the gift shop’s wide variety of crafts, food, jewellery and books.

Boughton House will open to the public from 25h – 27th May from 12pm - 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.  Visitors can also access the House’s celebrated Armoury and Gardens.

Entry to the House and Gardens costs £11 per adult, £8 for children and £30 for a family of four.  Gardens only entry is £6 for adults, £3 for children and £14 for a family of four.

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 Boughton House May 2019