Saturday 8th April 2023

Venue: Chawton House

Join Deputy Director and exhibition curator Dr Kim Simpson for a tour of our exhibition Quills and Characters.

Quills and Characters is Chawton House’s major exhibition of 2023, exploring the art of letter-writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Discover fascinating insights into stories of science and scholarship, love, and literature through the manuscript letters on display. These include letters written by mathematician Mary Somerville and her protégée Ada Lovelace on loan from the Bodleian Library, letters written by the novelist and abolitionist Amelia Opie, and letters from the Chawton House collection never before displayed.

Tour starts at 3pm and will last approximately one hour.

£18 per person, includes entry to the House and Gardens. £6 with an annual or Neighbourhood pass.

Access requirements:

Please note that this tour will involve stairs and rooms with uneven floorboards.

Accessible parking spaces are available in the staff car park located beside the House. Please contact us on 01420 541010 or by emailing to reserve an accessible parking space.