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Cumberland Lodge Open Weekend - Guided Tours

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Cumberland Lodge

The Great Park

Windsor

SL4 2HP

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On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April, Cumberland Lodge is hosting its first Open Weekend of the year, and everyone is welcome.

Come and find out about our fascinating history and explore this stunning former royal residence in the heart of Windsor Great Park.

Guided tours will take place at the following times, on the Saturday and Sunday:

10am, 11am,12pm, 2pm, 3pm

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Cumberland Lodge has been the home of an educational foundation since 1947. It has a fascinating history dating back to the 17th century.

Historically, Cumberland Lodge was home to the Rangers of the Great Park, including Prince Christian and Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria in the late 19th century. It takes its name from William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and second son of King George II, who took up the Rangership in 1746. The final private occupant of the Lodge was Lord FitzAlan of Derwent, last Viceroy of a united Ireland under British rule, who was never Ranger, but he lived at the Lodge from 1924 until his death in 1947.

At that point, King George VI broke with tradition, and Cumberland Lodge was granted to a new educational foundation, established by Amy Buller, who had recently published her groundbreaking book, Darkness over Germany, about the rise of Nazi sentiments amongst students and academics in Germany in the late 1930s. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was Patron of the organisation, which was originally called the St Catharine’s Foundation and later became The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Foundation of St Catharine. This was the basis for the present-day Cumberland Lodge, which is honoured to call Queen Elizabeth II its patron.

How to book

Tours cost £2.50 and must be booked in advance.

All proceeds raised from the event will be used to support the charitable work of Cumberland Lodge, in empowering people, through dialogue and debate, to tackle the causes and effects of social division.

There is ample free parking on site.

Please contact Emma Albery, at ealbery@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk, for further details.

We will be offering further tours in mid-September, as part of the national Heritage Open Days campaign.

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Cumberland Lodge

The Great Park

Windsor

SL4 2HP

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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