2017 Summer Exhibition opening on 7th July
Following the popular Capability Brown exhibition last year, a new exhibition will be presented in July and August 2017, entitled 'History, Heritage and Landscape'. The Exhibition at The Abbey will be open from 10am until 5pm 7 days a week at The Abbey from 7th July until August 30th. Abbey visitor parking will be at Damer green, just inside the Milton Abbey School entrance gates.
A main element of this years exhibition will be the Capability Brown Landscape, with work by prize winning artists and photographers, as well as artists from Dorset Visual Arts and Tim Scott- Bolton, very popular last year. In addition there will be films, as well as recommended walks and children's games.
A new feature for 2017 will be displays recording the History and Heritage associated with the Abbey. ranging from the foundation by King Athelstan, the first king of all England, to the monastic period, the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry V111, to the dramatic tenure of Lord Milton, who destroyed the old town of Middleton, created the village of Milton Abbas, and hired Capability Brown to create the glorious landscape that we all enjoy today.
PLEASE NOTE that on the following dates: July 8th, 15th, 22nd and August 12th, 26th, there will be marriage services taking place in the Abbey Church and access to the church will be restricted for the period of the service. On those days an alternative display will be opened in the school Recreation Hall and Old Barn Theatre. Similarly the grounds around the church are school property and are often used for wedding receptions and other related events and there will be restrictions on access.