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Wrest Park and Gardens, UK

 

Wrest Park is an English Heritage owned, Grade 1 listed heritage property, set in extensive pleasure grounds on the site of historic parkland. Wrest is the seat of the de Grey family who owned land here from the 1260s and lived here from the early 14th century when John de Grey, 2nd Lord Grey of Wilton built a chantry chapel at nearby Silsoe. Despite fluctuating fortunes the family remained at Wrest until the early 20th century, establishing a substantial estate that extends across five adjacent parishes today.

 

Cultural Innovations was commissioned by English Heritage to design a suite of exhibitions and displays across the property that brings to life Wrest Park’s historical and social scenes for the public. Historical vignettes filled with props and historical artefacts allow visitors a glimpse into the lives of the characters who lived here, how they influenced the estate’s evolution and insight into what life at Wrest used to be like.

 

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