Category: News

Spring cleaning

The worst of winter is over, and so the house re-opening is on everyone’s minds. The house gets a very thorough clean after Christmas, and the house team have recently … Continue reading

In Focus: Hokusai Manga

One of my favourite (re)discoveries recently has been that of 10 volumes of Hokusai’s Manga, stashed away in the Chinese Room. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist, most famous … Continue reading

In Focus: Two Court Painters

Katherine Toke’s portrait sits in the entrance hall: the best moment to catch her is when the gentle afternoon rays light up her face, but those moments are few and … Continue reading

Christmas Cheer!

Since arriving in August, I’ve repeatedly been told how wonderful Christmas at Godinton is, and so I was greatly looking forward to experiencing my first one. Fortunately, my high expectations … Continue reading

In focus: Chinoiserie

Visitors to Godinton will be familiar with the ‘Chinese Room’, and as it’s my favourite room in the house, it seemed to make sense to write a blog post about … Continue reading