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Grade II * Watlington House - Virtual Tour

Heritage Open Days 2021

Watch anytime 09-19 September

This September, Reading’s heritage will be on show for 10 days as part of England’s annual heritage festival, Heritage Open Days. Celebrating our buildings, natural and cultural heritage, this year there will be a fantastic range of free in-person and digital events to showcase the rich stories that make Reading such a unique place to live, work and visit.

See all Heritage Open Days 2021 events


Sadly Grade II* Watlington House is not able to open for Heritage Open Days this year as it is expected that the garden and Garden Hall will be used as a Vaccination Hub again,  as it was between January and July, but this time for the Booster Jabs. 

In 2020, when faced with not being open because of the pandemic, we instead commissioned a video by Reading photographer Chris Forsey. We therefore invite you to join us for this this virtual tour of the house and the private garden.

You will hear about its history from the Tudor Period to today, the garden restoration and learn about the activities of one of our tenants, the Mills Archive. To view the video you need to register for free on Eventbrite and you'll get a link to watch in high definition.