Brantwood – The World of John Ruskin
Brantwood offers an insight into the world of John Ruskin and the last 28 years of his life spent at Coniston. Filled with many fine paintings, beautiful furniture and Ruskin’s personal treasures, the house retains the character of its famous resident. Brantwood’s historical Lakeland estate comprises 250 acres, with gardens created by John Ruskin, his cousin Joan Severn and head gardener Sally Beamish. At the estate’s heart are eight unique gardens which continue the many radical experiments in land management and horticulture which Ruskin began.
Famous as a writer, artist and social reformer, many great thinkers have been influenced by Ruskin’s ideas. Brantwood remains a place of inspiration. Displays and activities in the house, gardens and estate reflect the wealth of cultural associations with Ruskin’s legacy – from the Pre Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement to the founding of the National Trust and the Welfare State.
Brantwood offers contemporary exhibitions, concerts, courses and special events, together with its education work in the wider community. Please see individual posts for further information on exhibitions.
- The gardens, Severn Studio and The Treasury are all now open. Tickets can be booked here
- Open daily 10.30 am to 5.00 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays during mid November to mid March, as well as Christmas & Boxing day)
- Costs: Access to the gardens and Severn Studio – £6.20 for adults £5.00 for students and free for children (16 and under); Combined house and gardens ticket, including access to all exhibition spaces – with a timed slot entry to the house & blue gallery – Adults £8.70, Students £7, Child (16 years and under) Free
- Location Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AD
- For more information please call 015394 41396; email: email@example.com