The Women Who Made Chiswick

Bringing Georgian history to life at Chiswick House

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Chiswick House and Gardens has come up with a novel idea to bring its Georgian history to life this Easter weekend.

The Women who made Chiswick is a series of events from 30 to 2 April running from 10am - 5pm.

image of georgian cut patterns on card of womens heads in silhouette

On Saturday, Dorothy Boyle, Countess of Burlington (13 September 1699 21 September 1758) will welcome you to Chiswick House and show you the fabulous fabrics she chose for the rooms and portraits of her family. She was Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline, a prestigious position at court waiting upon and entertaining the Queen. She also loved drawing and painting in crayons and became a proficient and productive artist.

On Monday, its Time for Tea! Join family crafting activity inspired by Georgian tea parties. Make and embellish colourful teapot decorations inspired by the fashionable beverage. To be displayed in the festivities of their Garden party celebrations that will take place in July, and to take home.

There are rrop-in sessions throughout the day.

Bring the whole family. Kids go free in the House every day.

March 30, 2018

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