Castle House, is the former home of artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) and his wife Violet. The House, grounds, Studio and Garden CafÃ© are set in forty acres of beautiful countryside in the Dedham Vale on the borders of Essex and Suffolk. Described by Munnings as â€˜the house of my dreamsâ€™, this elegant Tudor and Georgian building is now home to the largest collection of paintings by the artist, who was President of the Royal Academy 1944-1949.
Christmas at Castle House
The Munnings Collection at Castle House will be open from 12-3pm on December 13th and 14th. There is free entry to the shop for last minute gift buying and also free entry to the Cornwall paintings exhibition â€“ inspired by the film â€˜Summer in Februaryâ€™.
Usual admission prices of Â£6.50 / Â£5 / Â£1 apply to visit the rest of the house.
Make a Kissing Bough Garland
Friday 13th December
9.45am - 12.15pm or
1.00pm - 3.30pm
Â£18 includes festive refreshments - booking essential - adults
A fun practical session where participants can create a traditionally inspired Kissing Bough garland decoration to adorn the home with this festive season.
Make a Christmas Star Garland
Saturday 14th December
11am - 4pm
Â£3 per child, accompanying adults free - drop in - age 5+
Go green with your decorations this Christmas and create a natural Christmas star garland from greenery gathered from Castle House grounds and itâ€™s hedgerows.
The Garden Cafe will be open 10am-4pm on both days serving a winter menu and festive treats, gingerbread latte, warming hot chocolate and mince pies.
Congratulations to Maggie Macaulay who won the â€˜Summer in Februaryâ€™ competition prize of a short painting course at Newlyn Art School.
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