Restoration Intern The Four Acts

9 August 2015

Stowe has always been pioneering and today it continues in the new Stowe House Visitor and Welcome Centre which makes a bold move in its interpretation of Stowe’s history: four, not Aristotle’s tried-and-tested five, acts span Stowe’s 300 years of evolution.

A place inspired by great ideas; A family who desired beautiful things; A school in an inspiring place; A future of creativity and imagination.

With a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, World Monuments Fund Britain, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and other private donors, the Stowe House Preservation Trust has now created a new, larger, multimedia visitor centre at a cost of £1.5 million. The centre tells the story of Stowe from its ripe beginnings through to its demise, rescue and later restoration in an engaging and interactive way. It has been part of a wider schools and community project which makes Stowe House the centre of creative learning for the area.

In what was once the old visitor centre (from 2005 onwards) on the west side and a boys’ changing room on the east, Stowe has undergone another astonishing transformation.