Following our late summer reopening, Arundells has now closed for the winter. The house and garden will reopen in March 2021

Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for news and updates.

Our sincere thanks for all your support and understanding over what has been a very difficult year for us all.

Henry of Blunsdon

Written by Annie Boag. Henry of Blunsdon was a resident of Arundells from 1291 until 1316. He was probably from Blunsdon in north Wiltshire, roughly five miles north of Swindon.  His date of birth is unknown but was probably in the mid 13th century. He was born during...

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Part Time Curator Job Available

 As Curator, you will be responsible for the on-going care and management of the collections, as well as playing a vital role in helping achieve our goal of full Accredited Museum status. Introduction Arundells is located within Salisbury’s beautiful Cathedral Close...

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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


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.