Adult Education

The atmosphere is extremely pleasant and conducive to learning about the subject. Everyone is relaxed, discussion is lively and, of course, the facilities and the food are excellent. What more does one need?”

Our adult education programme of courses, based at our attractive residential centre, provide a wonderful opportunity for those interested in art and history.

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Discover Medieval East Anglia

Castle Acre PrioryEast Anglia has the greatest wealth of medieval buildings of any region in the UK. Our three study tours enable you to step back in time to gain an understanding of the culture that created them. Magnificent cathedrals, tiny chapels, beautiful guildhalls and wool merchants’ houses, all have fascinating tales to tell. Our study tours are led by Jon Cannon, an architectural historian, writer, broadcaster and popular NADFAS accredited lecturer.

  • Medieval Churches, Monasteries & Cathedrals of the Fenlands (Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July 2019)
  • Anglo-Saxon & Norman History & Architecture (Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 July 2019)
  • Medieval Cambridge: History & Architecture (Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 September 2019)

We offer the Friends of the National Churches Trust a discount of 5% from the price of each Discover Medieval East Anglia course (as indicated).

Art and Calligraphy

Our residential calligraphy courses are designed to help students develop their skills, knowledge and passion for calligraphy, heraldic art and manuscript illumination.  The tutor for these courses is artist and calligrapher Gerald Mynott FSSI

  • Calligraphy, Heraldic Art & Manuscript Illumination (Monday 12 to Sunday 18 August 2019)

For further information or to answer your questions, please contact Christine Hall, Marianne Gluhosky or Sarah Lock on 01223 872809, finance@villierspark.org.uk

Group Bookings

We specialise in organising tailored adult study tours for groups, to find out more please contact Christine Hall on 01223 872809, ch@villierspark.org.uk

Venue Hire

If you are interested in hiring our centre for your own meeting, course or residential please visit our venue hire page.