Historical illustration of Cumberland Lodge in the 18th century

We are pleased to be participating, once again, in Heritage Open Days.

Join us for a free guided tour of Cumberland Lodge on Saturday 14 or Sunday 15 September, followed by refreshments.

Cumberland Lodge has been home to an educational foundation since 1947. A stunning former royal residence set in the heart of Windsor Great Park, it has a fascinating history dating back to the 17th century.

Aerial view from the rear of Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park

 

The building itself has Republican roots, dating back to the period shortly after the English Civil War. After the Restoration of the monarchy, it became the official residence of many Rangers of the Great Park, including Sarah Churchill, first Duchess of Marlborough, and later on, Prince Christian and Princess Helena, the third daughter of Queen Victoria.

The Lodge takes its name from William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and second son of King George II, who was Ranger from 1746.

National festival

This year, the national Heritage Open Days festival runs for 10 consecutive days, from 13 to 22 September. You can find out more about other participating venues here.

Bookings and enquiries

Tours will take place on the hour, at the following times each day: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

Refreshments will be available to purchase afterwards, in the elegant Amy Buller Library on the first floor. All proceeds will help to support our charitable work.

There is ample free parking on site, and the tours are wheelchair friendly, with an access lift to all floors.

The tours are now fully booked. If you missed out on a place this time, we will be running more in April 2020.

For more information, please contact ealbery@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk or call Emma on 01784 497790.

 

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Dates and times

From: 14 Sep 2019 - 10:00am
To: 15 Sep 2019 - 4:00pm