Enter the home of David Parr, decorative artist for the schemes of great Victorian designers including William Morris. The individually designed and hand-painted rooms are the expression of a working man’s dreams and labours, showcasing the creativity and exuberance of late 19th-century decoration and craftsmanship. The house is also a unique survival – on his death in 1927, David Parr’s granddaughter Elsie moved in and lived there for the next 86 years, conserving and overlaying her grandfather’s ‘beautiful piece of work’ with the everyday objects and ephemera of her family life.

Our trained guides will help you experience David Parr’s family story in the house across the generations. There is much for the curious to explore and enjoy here, a place where life and art are remarkably intertwined.

Tour Details

• Days: Thursdays, Saturdays
• Times: 9.30, 11.15, 13.00 and 14.45
• Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes
• Cost: £14.50 (£16 with donation) per person
• Booking: from 1 to 6 people per tour

The house will open for tours in May 2019

Booking for tours will commence in early 2019.  To be the first to find out when and how to book please e-mail info@davidparrhouse.org to go on our waiting list. 

We will look forward to welcoming you.