Happy birthday Beningbrough Celebrating 300 years 1716-2016
In 2016 the changing fortunes of this grand country house and garden will be told through stories of prosperity, loss and re-invention. From a wealthy teenager who created this Italian palace in Yorkshire to the Victorian family who liked tobogganing down the elegant cantilevered staircase!
An Italian palace in Yorkshire
Beningbrough is not a place where time stands still. Built in the 18th century, numerous occupants have changed the face of this Italian style house and gardens and it has an intriguing story to tell.
Visiting Portraits Gallery – ‘Director’s Choice’
To celebrate Beningbrough’s 300 year anniversary, National Portrait Gallery Director Nicholas Cullinan has chosen portraits of four people who have shaped British history and culture. One for each century, and a fourth to represent the future.