Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE Tel: 01392 881345 Fax: 01392 883112 Email: email@example.com Given to: The National Trust, date of change, 1944 Opened, date of change, 1978
Organisation type and purpose: Registered charity (charity number 205846), historic building, house or site.
The National Trust (South West Region) Devon and Cornwall Regional Office, tel: 01392 881691
Enquiries to: Property Manager
Other contacts: Costume Curator for costume collection.
Access to staff: By letter
Hours: Costume Staff: Mon, Tue, Wed, 0900 to 1700 Access to building, collections or gallery: No prior appointment required Hours: Mid Apr to beg Nov, daily, 1100 to 1730; Mid Dec to Christmas, daily, 1400 to 1600
Other restrictions: Closed Tue except in August. Please telephone if visiting in April to check house reopening date. In winter, the shop may not open in bad weather. Access for disabled people: Parking provided, ramped entry, toilet facilities Other restrictions: Designated parking. Transfer available. Drop-off point. 4 manual wheelchairs available. Steps to entrance. Ramp available. Ground floor fully accessible. Photograph album. No access to costume exhibition. Stable block: cobbled access to tearoom (steps between servery and seat in garden), wheelchair lift to shop. Garden: steep gradients in garden so access restricted unless companion strong. Gravel paths. Golf buggy in garden driven by volunteers, carries 3 passengers. Buggy not suitable for wheelchairs. Recommended route map.
An 18th century house with period rooms furnished with mainly 19th century furniture, family portraits, silver and ceramics. The house contains displays from the Killerton costume collection and a Victorian laundry. There is an introductory exhibition in the stable courtyard and an interesting 19th century chapel. The delightful hillside garden features rhododendrons, magnolias, herbaceous borders and rare trees, as well as an icehouse and early 19th century rustic-style summerhouse known as The Bear’s Hut. The surrounding parkland and woods offer a number of beautiful circular walks giving access to the 2500ha (6100 acre) estate, and there is also a discovery centre offering varied activities.
Braille guide. Audio guide. Scented plants. Musicians may play grand piano and organ. Introductory talks on house and garden by arrangement.
Children’s play area. Family activities and discovery centre open in school holidays. Suitable for school groups. Education room/ centre. Children’s guide. Children’s quiz/trail.
Special visitor services: Tape recorded guides, materials and/or activities for children.
Education services: Group education facilities, resources for Key Stages 1 and 2.
Services for disabled people: For the visually impaired; for the hearing impaired.
Killerton Costume Collection 18th-20th century, started with Paulise de Bush Collection given to Trust in 1978 since increased to 9000 items
Portraits of Acland family including Reynolds, Lawrence
Collection of portraits of Grillian Club 19th century dining club in London, sketches of members includes Gladstone, Lord Shaftesbury and other eminent Victorians. 90 portraits.
is available in hard copy.
House and Garden (colour guide, £2.95)
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