Edes House, in the heart of Chichester, is the perfect setting for every occasion.

House tours

Join our next Edes House tour to discover the history of this beautiful building.

If walls could talk - The Edes House tour

Join us in the wonderful foyer where the story of Edes House begins, starting with a brief overview of life in late Stuart England. Emphasising the development of Chichester, and looking at how national events impacted the city, the tour continues with a detailed look at the external architectural features of the house.

Back inside, the timeline of the owners of Edes House is woven with historical stories, poetry and anecdotes conveyed by the art, photos, furniture and decorative features of the house.

The tour brings us right up to the present day with a look at how the house and garden are at the heart of West Sussex County Council. We consider the history of the county, its coats of arms and various flags, as well as the roles of the High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant.

The visit concludes with a look at rarely seen images, originally displayed on old panelling in the house, which were intriguingly lost to America in the late 1930s.

Tour start time: 10.00am (meet at 9.45am)
Duration from tour start time: 90 minutes
Tickets: £12.95 available from The Novium (contact details below)

Tour dates 2020

  • Saturday 8 February 2.00pm* Please note different tour start time, please arrive 15 minutes before tour begins.
  • Monday 23 March
  • Monday 11 May
  • Monday 22 June
  • Monday 21 September
  • Monday 19 October

Christmas tour

  • Monday 14 December

Join us at 10.00am or 1.30pm for tea, coffee, mince pies and some festive shortbread in our wonderful foyer before enjoying the 90 minute tour round the house.

Tour start times: arrive at 10.00am for 10.30am start time and arrive at 1.30pm for 2.00pm start time.
Duration: 2 hours
Tickets: £16.95 available from The Novium (contact details below)

Private tours

If you are part of a local group or would like to get some friends together, you can arrange a private tour of the house.

Available for groups of up to 20, our tour guide will tailor the tour to your requirements. You can add afternoon tea, a buffet lunch or take an extended tour and add refreshments to make it part of a longer day.

To discuss a private tour, complete our online enquiry form and one of our event planners will be in touch.

 
Last updated:
17 February 2020
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