Arundells Closure Notice

July Update: Arundells will remain closed until further notice.
Safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteer stewards continues to be our primary objective.

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Ted Heath’s Unexpected Election Victory

On this Day, 18 June, 50 years ago – written by Lord Lexden The election result on this day fifty years ago took everyone completely by surprise, except the victor himself. In his memoirs published...

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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

House

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.

garden

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.

collection

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

EVENTS

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