Visitors will be invited to book a slot with an entry time, from 11am, every half an hour to 2pm.
Hursley House, part of the IBM Hursley Estate, Hursley Park Road, Hursley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2JN
Hursley House is an 18th century ‘Queen Anne’ style mansion set in the heart of a 450-acre medieval deer park. Since its construction by Sir William Heathcote in the 1720s the house has undergone numerous changes, most notably in 1902, when its new owners, the Coopers, enlarged and redecorated it to the finest Edwardian standards, creating the Grade II* Listed building that can be seen today. However, there is far more to Hursley's history than simply a fine stately home.
For almost 1,500 years Hursley has played an important role in the shaping of the English nation; from the 7th Century, with the foundation of the Bishopric of Winchester, through to the technological innovations that pervade our everyday lives today. The current owners of the House, IBM, have created a Museum within some of the rooms, tracing the story of IBM and the innovations which have been conceived at Hursley.
Included in the day is the fascinating history of the Hursley estate and its occupants.
A tour of the Museum can be booked on the day, spaces for each museum session are limited so make sure you book on arrival if interested.
● Sunday 22 September: 1100-1500
There are stairs to the museum, and a few steps up to the main entrance.
Max 45 people per tour/session. Allow around 1 hour for your visit. Please not that whilst there are no age restrictions, it is unlikely this event will be of interest to young children. Refreshments available at the on-site Clubhouse. Dogs are welcome in the grounds if on a lead.
Visitors will enter Hursley House through it’s front door. Enter the site from the A3090 Winchester-Hursley road, keeping to the perimeter road which runs past Hursley House.