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Lecture: The Gibbs Family at Tyntesfield

Tuesday 20 February — Turn up or book and save
6.30pm to 8pm. A lecture to be given by Tim Knox. Sixth in our Private Realms 3 lecture series organised by Steven Brindle.

In the mid 19th century the Gibbs family, long-established merchants in Bristol, turned their large fortune into a vast one through the importation of guano as fertiliser. They transformed the modest Georgian house at Tyntesfield in Somerset into one of the most spectacular Victorian Gothic mansions. The National Trust’s acquisitionof Tyntesfiled in 2002 saved this key Victorian house. Tim Knox, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and formerly the Trust’s Head Curator, tells us the story of the Gibbs family and their house, and the struggle to save it. At the Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1 at 6.30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Wine will be available before the lectures (not included in ticket prices). The venue is conveniently placed for Holborn and Russell Square tube stations and numerous bus services. Tickets £11 on the door, if available, or cheaper if you book 6 or more.

Event code: 1801.6

 

Later event: Lecture: Lord Bute and the Falkland Estate
Earlier event: Lecture: The Thellussons and Brodsworth Hall

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