The Chippendale furniture at Paxton was commissioned, for the most part, by the second owner of the house, Ninian Home. Ninian was the owner of two plantations in Grenada which were worked by slaves. This lecture will examine the social history behind the commission.
With optional pre-lecture specialist tour of Paxton House and lunch. The tour will commence at 10.30am.
Tickets cost £5.
Open daily between:
17 March 2018 - 4 November 2018
10.30-17.00. Last house tour is at 15.30
See website for more details
House and Grounds admission: Adult £10, Concession £9, Children 5-16 £4.
Wheelchair accessible via lift. Please notify in advance. Disabled parking, accessible toilets.
No. 32 'Hutton' Bus from Berwick Upon Tweed operated by Perrymans, departs daily (except Sundays from outside The Castle Hotel, next to Berwick train station and comes into the car park at Paxton. Mainline rail station at Berwick Upon Tweed. Only three miles from this station to Paxton by car/bus/taxi.
Car park in grounds next to house with disabled access spaces and spaces for coaches. Coaches please phone in advance to ensure availability of space.