Heritage Open Days 2020
We were planning to open the house and garden this year, the Pandemic prevents this. Instead we have commissioned a virtual tour which we hope you will enjoy. Please visit us next year.
Mayoral Visit in August 2020 to celebrate Heritage Open Days in Reading
On 7 August we were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Reading, Cllr David and Mrs Alison Stevens and with Cllr Karen Rowland (Heritage Champion RBC) to Watlington House. We were able to tell them about the history of the house and to meet 3 of our 5 tenants, Weston & Co Architects, the Reserve Forces Employment Association and the Mills Archive. They also filmed a “Welcome to Heritage Open Days in Reading” which will be used by Reading UK to promote the event and this year’s theme Hidden Nature.
A video of their visit may be seen HERE
Heritage Open Days in previous years
We have opened the house in the past for Heritage Open Days. In 2018 when we opened for the first time in several years the Mills Archive stopped counting at around 300 visitors. The some 120 in 2019 was more manageable.