Arundells will open on Friday 21st May.

If all goes well with the Government roadmap, we will be opening for the season from 21st May – 2nd November this year.

Special Christmas opening dates and events to be announced.

We already have some exciting events in the diary, visit our events page for information and tickets.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Trustees of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation express our sadness at the news of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and send our condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.  The Duke was a model of public service and made an...

read more

Conservation at Arundells by Kate Walter

 While Arundells is closed we continue to work on essential conservation tasks, so I thought I would use my first blog spot to give some insights into what we do behind-the-scenes to care for the house and collection.  At Arundells, we practise Preventive...

read more

Welcome to Arundells

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.

We do hope that you will enjoy your visit.

Events at Arundells


The house was originally a medieval canonry, with the first recorded occupant being Henry of Blunston, Archdeacon of Dorset, who lived here from 1291 until his death in 1316.


The peaceful garden extends to around two acres in total, with lawns, mature trees, shrubbery and borders and includes sculpture by G E Wade and the bow of Morning Cloud III.


Arundells Collection includes works by well known artists, ceramics, gifts from world leaders, hand painted Chinese wallpaper and Morning Cloud scale model yachts.


Arundells events include talks, music concerts and recitals, seasonal outdoor theatre, children's events and Christmas events.