Arundells

Arundells, Salisbury: Hours, Address, Arundells Reviews: 4.5/5

Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Bringing together six architectural periods, Arundells is one of the finest houses in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close, with parts of the property dating back to the 13th Century. It was acquired in 1985 by Sir Edward Heath KG MBE, Prime Minister, Statesman, sailor and musician, who bequeathed Arundells to the Charitable Foundation set up in his name following his death in 2005. Arundells is presented today as it was when Sir Edward lived here, with gifts from leaders such as Nixon, Chairman Mao and Fidel Castro sitting alongside beautiful collections of ceramics, glassware and sculpture. Arundells hosts a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year, including outdoor theatre, historical and political talks and intimate concerts. We are also available for private events and parties. Please visit our website or Facebook page for more details.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Rahul
London, UK2 contributions
Arundells
Jun 2021
Excellent historic home. Extremely well maintained with brilliant guides who are knowledgable and friendly. Very much enjoyed my visit and I will recommend it highly to anyone visiting Salisbury. It is very easy to combine the visit to Arundells with Salisbury Cathedral. It should be promoted more strongly as a top tourist attraction as it is well worth the money and time.
Written 19 June 2021
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annie20061
Tidworth, UK649 contributions
Friendly staff interesting house
May 2021 • Friends
We visited here on a trip into Salisbury. Interesting house and the staff are so knowledgeable. So interesting to see the photos and belongings of Sir Edward Heath and where he lived and entertained friends & royalty. Beautiful gardens. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 6 June 2021
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LitzlbergLady
Nanjing, China132 contributions
Beautiful house and fabulous guides
May 2021
Arundells is the former home of Ted Heath and houses a fabulous collection of photographs, paintings, Heath’s personal effects and a wonderful collection of gifts from foreign dignitaries and items he collected on his travels. I particularly liked the monkey king wallpaper. This really is a very interesting house and it is possible to have a really thorough look at all of the interesting artefacts on display. The garden is also lovely with a beautiful partial view of Salisbury cathedral. However, what really makes a visit to Arundells so fabulous are the wonderful guides. They are incredibly knowledgable, friendly and approachable and clearly love sharing their passion for this home with the visitors.
Written 1 June 2021
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MichaelHLesCroups
Cardiff, UK26 contributions
A personal history of Ted Heath
May 2021
I'm pleased that we managed to include a visit to Arundells during our short visit to Salisbury. In fact, we were able to use our Gardeners' World, 2 for 1 voucher, to reduce the cost of entry for the three of us.
The surrounding garden was well kept and included part of Ted Heaths's ill fated yacht, Morning Cloud (2).
The tour of the house is a must. In fact, it's the first house that I have visited where the owner was someone who's decisions I experienced, first hand.
An outstanding and approachable team of informative guides is a significant commendation as well as a wide range of domestic and personal artefacts.
Written 25 May 2021
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Neil J
Salisbury, UK27 contributions
Visited summer 2020.
Aug 2020
If you are British and of an age where you remember Edward Heath as Prime Minister you will find this an interesting house. Lots to see and helpful, well informed guides.
Written 24 May 2021
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NewZealand-7
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND325 contributions
A great visit
May 2021
It was so interesting to spend a couple of hours at Arundells. Such a help to have the wonderfully informative staff members in each room. Irene in particular was so incredibly knowledgable about the house and had many interesting things to say about the house, it's contents and the man himself. We loved sitting in the seat at the bottom of the garden next to the river in quiet contemplation and listening to the birdsong. A special place is Arundells and a fascinating insight into the life and times of a fine man, Sir Edward Heath.
Written 24 May 2021
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johnbrum
Birmingham, UK1,054 contributions
Really inetresting
Oct 2020
Really interesting visit to this house which was home to Ted Heath which does have limited opening hours the house was lovely and the grounds that lead down to the river the guides in each room were very friendly and full of interesting facts and stories.
Written 2 October 2020
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Margaret S
Winchester, UK6 contributions
Wonderful house and garden
Sep 2020
We happened to find Arundells open when with visited Salisbury Cathedral. It is a beautiful home, now in the management of trustees. It is a home filled with such interesting treasures, and memories of the very full life of Edward Heath, UK prime minister, a home that it so personal and homely. I do not know of any other homes of former prime ministers of GB where their home is open to visitors , set out just as if he was still living there. Fascinting to see so many treasures that he was given by other heads of states across the world - photographs of royalty and other heads of states that he met with, various well documented events and of course many reminders of his sailing experiences and time in the army. A beautiful garden too - and picnics are welcome. Sit and enjoy. Well worth a visit.
Written 1 October 2020
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Georgia
Stoke-on-Trent, UK2 contributions
A must see
Oct 2020 • Couples
A must see! We arrive today just as they were closing the gates however we still let in. This is the most beautiful house and with the most wonderful people. Every single person was so knowledgeable and helpful and friendly. We cannot thank them enough. We also found out we were the last visitors to enter before they shut until March. Absolutely stunning place and full of history. We are a young couple of were asked by a few members of staff about our interest and the be all and end all is history like this needs to stay alive and should be shared and enjoyed by everyone! Thank you once again to everyone there for making our experience so amazing!!
Written 1 October 2020
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Roger C
Sutton Coldfield, UK61 contributions
Well Worth a Visit.
Sep 2020
We arrived a few minutes after 3:30pm, which is the cut off time for access to the house as it currently closes at 4:00pm. However, one of the senior volunteers, Ivan, escorted us on a short tour in any event when he found out how far we had travelled. The contents and personal belongings of Edward Heath were very interesting and Ivan was highly informative. We could have spent at least double the time there had we arrived earlier.
Written 1 October 2020
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Arundells is open:
  • Tue - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fri - Mon 11:00 - 17:00


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