Specialist Paint Tour


selected Fridays in February, March, June, July and August
Running time
2 hours 30 mins
£40 (£44 with donation) per person
tea or coffee and cake included
from 1 to 6 people per tour


Explore the wall painting and wood graining conservation and restoration work at the David Parr House with expert guide Mary Kempski, formerly painting conservator at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge.

This 2 1/2-hour tour also gives visitors an in-depth look at the techniques, tools and materials used by David Parr in his own home and sets them in the wider context of decorative art and design in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Booking Info

As we move into the next phase of living with COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all our visitors, staff and volunteers remains of upmost importance. Face masks are now optional and the house is well ventilated. Please do not attend the tour if you, or those you live with, test positive for or are displaying symptoms of COVID, instead please contact us. To read our risk assessment please click here.

In the winter months the house can be quite cold – please dress warmly as bulky coats are not allowed in the house!

Please note before booking: we welcome children aged 12 and over (due to the delicate nature of the artwork the house is unsuitable for younger children and babies).

Refunds Please Note We are unable to offer refunds on tickets purchased.

If you unable to come on your booked tour we suggest that you gift your tickets to friends or family and ask that you e-mail their names to us at info@davidparrhouse.org .  Thank you

Special requirements? Access information is available here.

Tours are running in February, March, July and August 2020. See the calendar below for available dates.


Help Support the David Parr House through Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer you can support the David Parr House by opting to Gift Aid your ticket.  By choosing to give a 10% donation, the Government will give us an extra 25% on top of your whole entrance fee. It makes a massive difference to charities like us, and makes a significant contribution to the maintenance of the House.

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