10 August 2016
The Friends enjoyed a wonderful visit to Weston Park made immensely interesting by having a personal guided tour from curator Gareth Williams. Gareth’s in-depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for Weston Park and its outstanding collections created a fascinating afternoon introduction to the house, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour.
Weston Park was the seat of the Earls of Bradford from the 17th century and was gifted to the nation by Richard, the 7th and present Earl. The tour will take in the Front Hall, with its tribute to the 3rd Earl’s love of horses, the Victorian Library furnished with over 3,000 books, the unique Gobelin tapestries, and the stunning Dining Room, which houses one of the country’s most impressive collections of paintings including works by renowned artists such as Sir Anthony Van Dyck.