Constable Exhibition

Celebrate 200 years since John Constable immortalised Wivenhoe House

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of John Constables painting of Wivenhoe House we are putting on our own Constable exhibition.

From Sunday 18 September

To celebrate 200 years since landscape artist John Constable immortalised Wivenhoe House on canvas we are putting on our very own Constable exhibition.

Following on from our Constable Challenge day on June 12th we are showcasing both the best from the day as well as our very own 21st Century commission of the famous painting. Where 12 very talented local community groups took part in recreating the iconic ‘Wivenhoe Park’ landscape.


The exhibition will be at Wivenhoe House Hotel and will be taking you back through the history of Wivenhoe House and the beautiful parkland’s that surround the hotel, that were captured by John Constable 200 years ago.

Kate Bright was commissioned to also recreate Constables interpretation of ‘Wivenhoe Park’ and her painting will be unveiled at the exhibition. Read more about the artist commissioned to recreate the landscape here.

The exhibition is one not to be missed putting a modern spin on the classic image, and bringing in local talent.


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here 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 our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

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.