"Southside House is not a work of art but something more precious - a house created and adorned by those who inhabit it." Simon Jenkins (England's 1000 Best Houses).

School and student group visits to the house are welcome by prior arrangement.


Southside House and gardens  provide powerful creative stimuli and activities here include painting and sketching, music and story telling & writing. The gardens provide a beautiful background for nature study: educational events here include poetry workshops, performance arts, sculpture installations, music recitals & masterclasses.


We offer free pre-visits to teachers on our regular guided tours. Just register your name, school or educational institution email address and name of school/institution. Select a day and time from our guided tour open day list, and let us know which day and time you would like to come. Please  give us the name of your school/institution at the time of emailing.

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