Edes House, in the heart of Chichester, is the perfect setting for every occasion.
Last updated:
17 August 2017

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 at 10.45am for the tour to begin at 11.00am 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 11.00am, duration 90 minutes.

Tour dates for 2017

  • Monday 25 September
  • Monday 30 October
  • Monday 27 November
  • *Monday 18 December - Christmas tour, 10.30am-1.00pm. Tickets cost £14.95*.
    Come and see the house all decorated for Christmas and join us for a festive mince pie and refreshments.

Tour dates for 2018

  • Monday 26 February
  • Monday 26 March
  • Monday 30 April

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