The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation

The Foundation

Sir Edward loved Arundells and very much wanted the house, garden and his art collection to be retained and made available for members of the public to visit and enjoy following his death.

The Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 with the core objective of fulfilling these wishes.

The Foundation is administered by a Board of Trustees, many of whom knew or worked closely with Sir Edward during his long political career. Their firm objective remains the upkeep, preservation and management of this beautiful property, in order that it can continue to be appreciated and enjoyed by all.


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.

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