Heritage Open Day

We’re delighted to be taking part in Heritage Open Days again on Sunday 9 September

Artists are invited to set up in our beautiful grounds on the day to create their own masterpieces, either interpretations of Constable’s famous ‘Wivenhoe Park’ or to put together a unique portrayal of our Grade II listed main house and the parkland surroundings.

Opening Times

  • Sunday 9 September: 0900-1600. Wivenhoe House and Wivenhoe Park grounds will be open

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Preferred
Booking Contact: Heather Leathley
Email: hleath@essex.ac.uk

Free parking


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 CO4 3FA.

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.