A Gothic Revival Tour of Newstead Abbey

Friday 15 May - Wed 20 May
Price: £20

A Gothic Revival Tour of Newstead Abbey
with Dr. Sophie Hollinshead

Friday 15th May 2020
Newstead Abbey
6.30 to 8pm

£20, includes a glass of wine.



Newstead Abbey may be best known as the home of the poet Byron, but it also contains some stunning examples of Gothic Revival decorative schemes installed by the Wildman and Webb families who lived in the Abbey after Byron’s departure. From fanciful gothic forts in the grounds to the grandeur of the Great Hall, and beauty of the intimate chapel, this tour will concentrate on this less well-represented aspect of Newstead's history and will include an opportunity to see the 'Forms Divinely Beautiful' exhibition of works by Edward Burne-Jones. 


*Please note, this guided tour of the house is not wheelchair accessible.




About Dr Sophie Hollinshead

Dr. Hollinshead worked in academia for twenty-five years lecturing in the history of art and cultural history, specialising in the history of British art and culture, the English country house, and landscape and culture. She’s particularly interested in the artists associated with the Pre Raphaelite movement and their impact on the development of Victorian art and design. She is also a valued Visitor Assistant and tour guide at Newstead Abbey.