Madam Pompadour in the Frame at Waddesdon Manor

This exhibition shines a spotlight on how technology is being used to enhance our understanding of art history, enabling masterpieces which have been victims of circumstance or history to be seen as they were once intended. François Boucher’s famous portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1756) is today one of the most prized … more

Champion the bee – how you can save this amazing creature

Nature-lovers are being urged by environmentalists, bee scientists and wildlife gardening experts to help the nation’s under-threat bees by creating pollinator-friendly gardens, schools and neighbourhoods, ahead of this year’s Great British Bee Count (19 May-30 June 2017). Now in its fourth year, the Great British Bee Count inspires members of … more

National Trust Membership – Xmas Gift

Give a National Trust Membership – an Xmas gifts that gives spiritual and emotional nourishment! National Trust membership costs only £5.25 a month (single membership)£9.92 for a family – but you help conserve the beauty and wealth of our nation as well as have the opportunity to enjoy some of our most … more

Stowe House

Stowe House Stowe In the 18th century, the powerful Temple-Grenville family chose to create an idyllic landscape filled with temples. Amidst these enchanting gardens, they built the most lavish temple of all, Stowe House, famous during its 18th-century heyday as an important artistic masterpiece. In 1922, in the face of … more

Canaletto at Compton Verney

One of our country’s major artworks – Canaletto’s A Grand Regatta on the Grand Canal, painted circa 1740,is on display at Compton Verney. It is a fascinating pastiche of 18th century life among the grandees who lived in Venice and quite mesmerising…A unique opportunity to see it in this beautiful … more