Realistic display figures in historical clothing in state rooms in Bowood House
ONE OF THE GRAND STATELY HOMES IN WILTSHIRE
Bowood House sits within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and has been home to the Lansdowne family since 1754.
The Bowood Estate was bought in 1754 by the 1st Earl of Shelburne, his descendants have lived here ever since. Not simply landowners, the Petty-Fitzmaurices have served in public office almost continuously for over 200 years. The changing fortunes of the family, through difficult and easier times, are reflected in the evolution of Bowood.
Bowood House hosts a wealth of unique art and antiques with many historical treasures. Explore the family Library and Chapel, the room where Joseph Priestley discovered Oxygen in 1774, the Sculpture Gallery, the Orangery and a range of exhibition rooms. Nearly 300 years of amazing artefacts and antiques from the family history are on display.
Bowood House & Gardens