Art open day

Following our successful art day last year, we are opening up the grounds of Wivenhoe House, painted by Constable in 1816, for artists to set up their easels and paint. Our main house is a Grade II listed building with beautiful landscape gardens, lakes and parkland.

Opening Times

  • Saturday 9 September: 0900-1600
  • Sunday 10 September: 0900-1600

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Preferred
Booking Contact: Heather Leathley
Call: 01206 874714
Booking opens: 31 May 2017 00:00
Booking closes: 8 September 2017 23:30


Free parking

Additional information

Max 100 people per tour/session. Event contact over the festival: Heather Leathley.


From Colchester, head towards Wivenhoe and, before you reach the town, turn right into Boundary Road.


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.