Althorp House

Althorp House

Fifteen iconic images taken in 1997 by Mario Testino of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will be on display this summer at Althorp the family home of the Spencers since 1508, and the final resting place of the princess.

Althorp House, Althorp, near Northampton

 

Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, by guided tour, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

 

Explore the magnificent park, take a stroll through the remodelled gardens and perhaps take the opportunity to reflect by the peaceful Round Oval lake.

 

In the Stables Block, built by Roger Morris in 1732 in the Anglo-Palladian style, enjoy refreshments in the Stables Café, browse the Gift Shop and explore our 2017 exhibition: Mario Testino‘s iconic collection of images of Diana, Princess of Wales taken in 1997 for Vanity Fair.

 

It is fair to say that the story of Althorp is also the story of the Spencers, and vice versa.

 

Fifteen iconic images taken in 1997 by Mario Testino of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, will be on display this summer at Althorp – family home of the Spencers since 1508, and the final resting place of the princess.

 

The photographs Testino initially shot for Vanity Fair turned out to be the last official portraits taken of the Princess before her untimely death the same year. Twenty years later, these images will be on display in their entirety in the exhibition rooms located within Althorp’s glorious, Grade I-listed, Stables. Visitors will be able to browse the exhibition alongside a reminder of Diana’s legacy and charitable works.

 

I have always felt that Mario Testino captured the essence of Diana, quite brilliantly. These wonderful images made a huge impact on me when I saw them first, and revisiting them now, twenty years later, seems a fitting tribute to my beautiful, fabulous, sister.” – Earl Spencer

 

Previously shown at Kensington Palace in 2005, the original photographs now form part of the permanent exhibition at MATE – Museo Mario Testino – in Lima, Peru where a room is dedicated to a selection of images from the collection. The exhibition at Althorp this year will be the first time in over twelve years that the entire collection will be on display.

 

It’s a real privilege to have been given the opportunity to photograph someone like Princess Diana, and to have the images become symbolic of her kindness and beauty. I’m very happy to see them at Earl Spencer’s home, which brings her back to her family estate.” – Mario Testino

 

Opens May 1, 2017 and runs until October 8, 2017 during House Opening days. Entrance to this ‘Diana, Princess of Wales’ exhibition is included in the regular Althorp admission ticket.

 

* Prices shown on Screen Include Entry Ticket. Child: Under 16.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Nailsea Nailsea - Clevedon Road Car Park
Taunton Taunton - Tower Street
Bus/Coach Station
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
Worle - Homebase Worle - Homebase Bus Stop opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
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