Arundells

Arundells A beautiful Grade II Listed House with 2 acres of garden in the heart of Salisbury and former home of Sir Edward Heath.

Arundells, in Salisbury's Cathedral Close, reflects Sir Edward's time in public office and contains his collections of: paintings, (including Wyllie, Singer Sargent, Piper, Churchill, Sickert, Augustus and Gwen John, John Nash, Lowry and many more), sailing and musical memorabilia, Oriental and European ceramics, cartoons, bronzes, Chinese and Japanese artworks, photographs and much more, just as they were when he lived there, along with access to the beautiful two acre garden

23/06/2019
Small Yacht, Big Seas

Arundells' latest exhibition is open,marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and victory for Sir Edward Heath and Morning Cloud. Entrance to the exhibition is included with all ticket purchases. There is also a Sydney -Hobart garden trail for children to take part in.

14/06/2019
Salisbury International Arts Festival

Can you spot Arundells?

WATCH: Something amazing happened at Salisbury International Arts Festival 2019 – 42,000 people enjoyed 120 events over 17 days; #Salisbury welcomed more than 350 artists from 15 countries. View our film here

Film: M I L L E R 2 9

We have a new exhibition at Arundells! "Waste, Want & Overabundance" by Alison Harper, is an exciting commentary on our ...
31/05/2019

We have a new exhibition at Arundells!

"Waste, Want & Overabundance" by Alison Harper, is an exciting commentary on our wasteful society, and what we can do to make our lives more sustainable.

This exhibition is part of the Salisbury International Arts Festival and we are delighted to be hosting it here at Arundells.

Entrance is included with all standard tickets, and the exhibition runs until 11th June.

Arundells
30/05/2019

Arundells

Calling all keen gardeners out there.We have a big and beautiful garden here at Arundells but it requires lots of love and attention. If you would be keen to volunteer to help in the garden we would love to hear from you, just email [email protected] to find out more.

Calling all keen gardeners out there.We have a big and beautiful garden here at Arundells but it requires lots of love a...
30/05/2019

Calling all keen gardeners out there.We have a big and beautiful garden here at Arundells but it requires lots of love and attention. If you would be keen to volunteer to help in the garden we would love to hear from you, just email [email protected] to find out more.

Skylarks performing at Arundells this afternoon. The music was beautiful. Photographs by Renu.
19/05/2019

Skylarks performing at Arundells this afternoon. The music was beautiful. Photographs by Renu.

19/05/2019

The Skylarks performing this afternoon at Arundells. If you missed them they will be performing again from 2pm on 23rd of June in the gorgeous gardens at Arundells.

A beautiful picture of Arundells today in the sunshine by Steve Green Photography. Thank you Steve for sharing!
16/05/2019

A beautiful picture of Arundells today in the sunshine by Steve Green Photography. Thank you Steve for sharing!

Although not open to the public today this famous past Prime Ministers home in Salisbury made a nice snapshot in passing.

Thanks for sharing.
More information below.
Visit Salisbury VisitWiltshire

With paintings by Churchill and Sargent, Chinese ceramics from Chairman Mao, David Lloyd George’s writing desk and memorabilia from Nixon and Castro, Arundells is the former home of Sir Edward Heath KG MBE, Prime Minister and Statesman. Located within Salisbury’s magnificent Cathedral Close, the house is one of Salisbury’s most charming destinations.
Sir Edward bequeathed Arundells to the Charitable Foundation set up in his name following his death in 2005. He very much wanted as many people as possible to “share the beauty of Arundells” and to enjoy his diverse and very personal collection of art work, photographs, sailing memorabilia and political cartoons.

Visit Salisbury
16/05/2019

Visit Salisbury

A #TBT to summer in Arundells' garden. The views from here are spectacular.

Roll up roll up, get your tickets......
16/05/2019

Roll up roll up, get your tickets......

Hi there! There are just 8 days to go until the start of something amazing – the 2019 Salisbury International Arts Festival!

Don’t miss the fabulous piece of family theatre ONCE UPON A WALL performed in the beauty of Arundells garden on 1 June https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/whats-on/festival/once-upon-a-wall/

The Skylarks will be performing live in the garden this coming Sunday from 2pm. Ticket price just £3.50 for garden admi...
15/05/2019

The Skylarks will be performing live in the garden this coming Sunday from 2pm. Ticket price just £3.50 for garden admission or come along and see the house before for just £4 more. Bring a picnic blanket and a bottle of fizz if you like and soak up some sun.

A brilliant write up from Clara after her recent concert here at Arundells. We are already looking forward to welcoming ...
14/05/2019
My latest recital at Arundells

A brilliant write up from Clara after her recent concert here at Arundells. We are already looking forward to welcoming her back again later in the year.

It is always a pleasure to go back to play at this exquisite place in Salisbury, in the Cathedral Close, the name of the house is Arundells and was the home of Sir Edward Heath, British Prime Minister, from 1985 until his death in 2005. There is a charitable foundation that takes care of it, preserv

The crowds have arrived at Salisbury Cathedral for the Antiques Roadshow. Come and relax at Arundells after the hustle a...
14/05/2019

The crowds have arrived at Salisbury Cathedral for the Antiques Roadshow. Come and relax at Arundells after the hustle and bustle. We are offering a £5 entry to the house and garden for today only.

One of our volunteers, Renu, has a particularly good eye for a photo. The lid of the Steinway was back as Christopher Gu...
12/05/2019

One of our volunteers, Renu, has a particularly good eye for a photo. The lid of the Steinway was back as Christopher Guild was playing this afternoon- look at this shot !

Not long until the BBC Antiques Roadshow team descend on the Close and we cannot wait! We will be offering a special rat...
30/04/2019

Not long until the BBC Antiques Roadshow team descend on the Close and we cannot wait! We will be offering a special rate so you can pop in and visit Arundells while you're here.

Meet Fiona Bruce and the team at Salisbury Cathedral on Tuesday 14th May 9.30am - 5pm. No need to book, just turn up.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3ltQsbFRGzlywr5SCnJVl7W/salisbury-cathedral-on-tuesday-14th-may

#BBC1 #AntiquesRoadshow #salisbury #VisitSalisbury #SalisburyCathedral #LoveSalisbury

Arundells's cover photo
30/04/2019

Arundells's cover photo

25/04/2019

Due to a cancellation we have two tickets available for tonight at 7pm, what could be better than hearing Clara Rodriguez Piano CDs and Dominic Seligman perform and enjoying a glass of wine at Arundells. Here is Clara warming up 🎶 call 01722 331440 to grab your ticket.

Arundells's cover photo
24/04/2019

Arundells's cover photo

We cannot wait to welcome Clara & Dominic back to Arundells tomorrow evening for what promises to be a wonderful night o...
24/04/2019

We cannot wait to welcome Clara & Dominic back to Arundells tomorrow evening for what promises to be a wonderful night of music.

The event is sold out but we have actually had a cancellation and have 2x tickets available if anyone would like them? Please call 01722 331440 to snap them up.

My programme for tomorrow's concert at Arundells is the following:
Scarlatti: Four Sonatas
Beethoven: Sonata in C major Op. 53 "Waldstein"
Chopin: Two Studies
Liszt: Petrarch Sonnet 104 and Au bord d'une source
Ruiz: Carmen Rosa
Moleiro: Joropo

Don't forget to come and visit the "Picture Salisbury" exhibition by the Salisbury Group of Artists in our exhibition ro...
23/04/2019

Don't forget to come and visit the "Picture Salisbury" exhibition by the Salisbury Group of Artists in our exhibition room. There are some beautiful paintings to see, including this Oil on Canvas by Merilyn Cooper, entitled ‘The West Winter Walk’. Entry to the exhibition room is included in all ticket sales. The exhibition will run until the 21st May.

Even tucked away corners, in the garden at Arundells, are picture perfect at this time of year 😍
19/04/2019

Even tucked away corners, in the garden at Arundells, are picture perfect at this time of year 😍

17/04/2019
That's TV Salisbury

It was great to welcome Thats TV Salisbury to Arundells last week, if you have been thinking about visiting us or even volunteering, take a look.

Arundells in Salisbury Close has today welcomed visitors and potential volunteers to it's building.

The thirteenth century house which supports the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Trust is looking for volunteers to help preserve and promote the key historical asset to visitors in Salisbury.

The building which is opposite the Catherdral has been home to many interesting characters, but none more so than its last occupant, former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

So we went to explore the building and find out more.

On Sunday we were visited by the three times great grandson of George Compigne (Frank Parsons) He looked completely at h...
16/04/2019

On Sunday we were visited by the three times great grandson of George Compigne (Frank Parsons) He looked completely at home at Arundells!

A  lovely video of Salisbury.
14/04/2019
Salisbury wins Best Places to Live 2019

A lovely video of Salisbury.

Few people wanted to visit Salisbury in the aftermath of last year’s novichok poison attack, but the cathedral city’s impressive recovery from this blow to its allure has earned it an unexpected...

Of course we already know this!
14/04/2019
Salisbury Journal

Of course we already know this!

Well, this was a nice surprise to wake up to!

11/04/2019
Valley News

Number one to do this weekend !

Another weekend with lots of things to do! Louella Adamson paid a visit to Arundells in the Cathedral Close where the public can access the Blue Bedroom for the first time in history.

Just down the road, you can go back in time at The Salisbury Museum and experience Salisbury's past.

The Teenage Market comes to the Guildhall Square on Saturday showing off the creativity of our young community.

Head to Marwell Wildlife to see the 2 million LEGO bricks Brickosaurs collection - including the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made! #TREX

Tidworth Leisure Centre is hosting an Easter Roller Disco for all the family with Disco Dion at the decks.

#localevents #localpeople #videojournalism #eventvlog #localnews #weekendevents #Salisbury #exhibition #history #Brickosaurs #Marwellzoo #Rollerdisco #Tidworth #TeenageMarket #cathedralclose #LEGO #somuchtodo #looknofurther #getinvolved #sendusyourevents #valleyevents #southwiltshire #northdorset

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy Arundells while being serenaded by Christopher Guild on Edward Heath’s beau...
11/04/2019

Come along on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy Arundells while being serenaded by Christopher Guild on Edward Heath’s beautiful Steinway Piano 🎹
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#igerswiltshire #salisburyindies #visitwiltshire #arundells #edwardheath #cathedralclose #salisbury #piano #countryhouse #culture #explore #whatsonsalisbury #whatsonwiltshire

Looking forward to meeting some potential new volunteers tomorrow!
10/04/2019

Looking forward to meeting some potential new volunteers tomorrow!

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join our dedicated team at Arundells!
A casual visitor to The Close in Salisbury might assume that Arundells is simply another Queen Anne townhouse, albeit a beautiful one.
However the house was built as a canonry in the 13th century and it is the only residential house in The Close , open to the public, which dates from that period and with its location and boundaries as first laid out.
It has been home to many interesting characters, but none more so than its last occupant, Sir Edward Heath KG MBE. It is one of very few former Prime Minister’s homes open to the public. Arundells remains very much as it did when it was Sir Edward’s home and houses an eclectic and unique collection of musical and sailing memorabilia, photographs, cartoons, ceramics, glassware and paintings.
With boundaries and parts of the house dating back to the 13th century, and stone cladding recycled from Old Sarum, the walls of Arundells certainly have tales to tell. Stories are attached to treasures within the collection and there is far too much to commit to print. We need our stewards to engage with visitors, answer any questions they have and to point out other items of interest to make their visit as enjoyable and interesting as possible.
If you are a “people person” and are interested in Salisbury, history, politics, art, music, sailing (or all of them) come to our Volunteer Open Day or get in touch.

Look at this gorgeous splash of colour in front of the old stables at Arundells! The garden is beautiful at the moment, ...
08/04/2019

Look at this gorgeous splash of colour in front of the old stables at Arundells! The garden is beautiful at the moment, do come and visit!

An unusual, but highly effective, view of a Sven Palmquist Fuga Bowl by Orrefors on display in the study at Arundells.Bo...
03/04/2019

An unusual, but highly effective, view of a Sven Palmquist Fuga Bowl by Orrefors on display in the study at Arundells.
Both photographs by Renu, one of our volunteers.

It’s a beautiful exhibition , all scenes of Salisbury and near by. Come and see for yourself!😍
23/03/2019

It’s a beautiful exhibition , all scenes of Salisbury and near by. Come and see for yourself!😍

Some members and friends at the Preview of the Picture Salisbury Exhibition at Arundells Cathedral Close. Not all are in the picture many could not tear themselves away from the stunning exhibition!

We are reopening on Saturday 23rd March 2019, the house and garden look fantastic after the winter break!
21/03/2019

We are reopening on Saturday 23rd March 2019, the house and garden look fantastic after the winter break!

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join our dedicated team at Arundells!A casual visitor to The ...
18/03/2019

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to join our dedicated team at Arundells!
A casual visitor to The Close in Salisbury might assume that Arundells is simply another Queen Anne townhouse, albeit a beautiful one.
However the house was built as a canonry in the 13th century and it is the only residential house in The Close , open to the public, which dates from that period and with its location and boundaries as first laid out.
It has been home to many interesting characters, but none more so than its last occupant, Sir Edward Heath KG MBE. It is one of very few former Prime Minister’s homes open to the public. Arundells remains very much as it did when it was Sir Edward’s home and houses an eclectic and unique collection of musical and sailing memorabilia, photographs, cartoons, ceramics, glassware and paintings.
With boundaries and parts of the house dating back to the 13th century, and stone cladding recycled from Old Sarum, the walls of Arundells certainly have tales to tell. Stories are attached to treasures within the collection and there is far too much to commit to print. We need our stewards to engage with visitors, answer any questions they have and to point out other items of interest to make their visit as enjoyable and interesting as possible.
If you are a “people person” and are interested in Salisbury, history, politics, art, music, sailing (or all of them) come to our Volunteer Open Day or get in touch.

Only 9 days to go until Arundells reopens for the 2019 season. The magnolia tree is bursting into life and there are mor...
14/03/2019

Only 9 days to go until Arundells reopens for the 2019 season. The magnolia tree is bursting into life and there are more daffodils by the day! We are open on Saturday 23rd March at 11 am. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Didn’t know about this. Did you?
21/02/2019
Salisbury Journal

Didn’t know about this. Did you?

"It was not considered that these houses were essential or desirable and I am probably not alone in thinking what a tragedy this might have been for Arundells"

The beautiful garden featuring again😍
15/02/2019

The beautiful garden featuring again😍

Discovering historical Salisbury with Elaine Massung - Visit Wiltshire
30/01/2019
Discovering historical Salisbury with Elaine Massung - Visit Wiltshire

Discovering historical Salisbury with Elaine Massung - Visit Wiltshire

Do you believe in time travel? I do. Not in a TARDIS or DeLorean, but through the power of a place to transport you to another era. A recent trip to the city of Salisbury was the perfect illustration of how the past and present live side by side, and where, in the space of only one weekend, it is po...

20/01/2019
Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

‪Our resident peregrine falcon, Sally, has been spotted again and proving that she's anything but camera shy! ‬

‪We’ve also seen untagged birds around the area, so we'll be keeping a keen eye on our peregrine-cam to see what happens... ‬

Wishing all our supporters a very happy and healthy  Christmas. Here's to a fantastic New Year for you all!
21/12/2018

Wishing all our supporters a very happy and healthy Christmas. Here's to a fantastic New Year for you all!

Visit Salisbury
16/12/2018

Visit Salisbury

One of the beautiful pieces of artwork that you can find in Arundells - why not plan your visit for 2019?

Visit Salisbury
03/12/2018

Visit Salisbury

Memories of summer in the Cathedral Close - the gardens of Arundells, Mompesson House and The Rifles Museum are delights to visit on a summer's day. Why not plan your visit for 2019?

I’m sorry, I didn’t get a mid summer shot! Beautiful gardens throughout the year😍
05/11/2018

I’m sorry, I didn’t get a mid summer shot! Beautiful gardens throughout the year😍

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Wednesday 11:00 - 15:30
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