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UNESCO World Heritage site Blenheim Palace opening up to visitors following Government's easing of Covid restrictions




Blenheim Palace will open its doors to visitors again from Monday, May 17.

To mark its re-opening, the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site is also unveiling two major new exhibitions.

One exhibition examines the key role Blenheim played in the life of Winston Churchill, who was born at the Palace.

New Winston Churchill waxwork (47171682)
New Winston Churchill waxwork (47171682)

As well as being his birthplace, and one of his favourite places to relax, its rich military history provided huge inspiration for Churchill’s own career and he even proposed to his wife Clementine at Blenheim.

Using a mix of historic artefacts and new technology, the interactive exhibition follows the Churchill from his childhood, through his military service, political career and wartime role into his later life.

The Palace’s stable block has also been transformed into an immersive experience showcasing the importance of horses at Blenheim down through the centuries.

The Tack Room in the Stables exhibition at Blenheim Palace (47171678)
The Tack Room in the Stables exhibition at Blenheim Palace (47171678)

This exhibition includes a re-creation of the tack room, the stable office and an area where live horse displays can take place, as well as the chance for visitors to dress up and attempt to ride side saddle.

The display area also highlights the key role the wider estate – including its ancient woodland, royal hunting lodge and Capability Brown landscaped parkland – has played in its continued success.

There is also a new art-themed restaurant and café with a touchless ordering app.

Daily visitor numbers are limited and admission is via online pre-booking only.

Blenheim Palace (47171693)
Blenheim Palace (47171693)

To book and reserve time slots to visit go to www.blenheimpalace.com/tickets

Colour artist Sue Day and sculptor Jethro Crabb put finishing touches to the Churchill waxwork (47171687)
Colour artist Sue Day and sculptor Jethro Crabb put finishing touches to the Churchill waxwork (47171687)
Churchill exhibition at Blenheim Palace (47171689)
Churchill exhibition at Blenheim Palace (47171689)
The hat tree in the stableyard at Blenheim Palace Picture: Pete Seaward (47171676)
The hat tree in the stableyard at Blenheim Palace Picture: Pete Seaward (47171676)
Outdoor dining at Blenheim Palace (47171680)
Outdoor dining at Blenheim Palace (47171680)


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