In this, the tercentenary year of the master designer and cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale’s birth, Paxton House will host a symposium:Harewood and Paxton: Chippendale Commissions Compared on 29thSeptember 2018.
This will present new research commissioned by both Paxton and Harewood Trusts; specifically comparing and contrasting the two commissions - the approach of the two patrons to their commissions, issues of style, taste, functionality, technical prowess, sources of funding, (the slave trade) and the response by a contemporary artist to an historical commission (at Harewood by Geraldine Pilgrim).
Full details can be found here.
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.