We visited on a Saturday afternoon in the school holidays with our two children and to my surprise, we were able to stroll around relatively undisturbed. The staff are great and gave the children work booklets and a penciil to complete on your visit. It made the whole experiece more child friendly than I was expecting, and they really enjoyed finding the hidden objects and paintings from their booklet. As you go from one room to another, there is a page in each booklet with interesting facts and things to look for.
. The information videos in each room are interesting for all to enjoy. Some of the rooms are quite dimly lit which must be to preserve the paintings I presume so don't forget your glasses if you need them. There is a fantastic modern glass elevator in the centre of the house which makes easy access to the next floor. Seeing this modern elevator in such a house was quite a surprise but it has been installed in such a way that it fits in perfectly. The children thought it was great!
The second floor has great exhibitions of costumes throughout the 20th century, black and white photo exhibition and more plus there is a childrens rooms which hosts activities on certain days. The gardens are not overly large but this all adds to the charm of the house, and the views from the 2nd floor are lovely
.The house, paintings and decor are beautiful and so well maintained it is hard to believe they are so old. Sudley House is a real treasure for the city
Add in a lovely little tea room (or you could take a picnic) and you have one great afternoon, which apart from our donation in the entrance when we left was free.
Definitely a place I will visit again.
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