Chippendale 300 – The Paxton Style ‘Neat & Substantially Good’

June 5th – August 28th 2018

Chippendale 300 is a nationwide celebration of the master cabinetmaker, Thomas Chippendale, taking place this summer to mark the tercentenary of his birth in June 1718. Paxton House holds one of the largest and most important collections of Chippendale furniture in the UK, most of which was made especially for the House between 1774 and 1791. ‘The Paxton Style: Neat & Substantially Good’ will display key collection pieces of Chippendale furniture alongside outstanding and rarely seen pieces that are on loan from private and public collections, including the V&A Museum and the National Museums of Scotland.  Find out more


The Waterwheel & beam Pump is officially open!

Running daily at 1pm, starting 29th April. Come along and view the 18th century machinery in action and learn all about this fascinating piece of history at Paxton House.

Paxton House is family friendly, fun, and full of treasures including a Nationally Significant Collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture and masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Everyone is welcome and there is something for all ages. Don’t forget to bring the dog along, after all he’s part of the family too. Enjoy exploring our grounds and gardens, indulge in a delicious lunch in the Stables Café, treat yourself in the Regency gift shop or enjoy a boat trip down the River Tweed. We have a range of events and activities throughout the year. Why not stay here too, either in our caravan site, apartments or glamping site.

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Understated Perfection Merlo, Macclesfield
Wonderfully Lovely Mac, Leeds
"Scottish treat" Joanna C
“Wonderful Day”
A house with a lot of character, and in very good condition. “Excellent tour”
Paxton House has a beautiful interior. “Lovely Day Out”
Called into Paxton house for coffees and cakes - superb! “Wonderful place to go “
Great house the tour was excellent, staff could not be more helpful or friendly. Cafe is a must to visit to. Garden very nice even in November and a good play area to keep the kids happy. “Should be top of the list of places to visit”
Very friendly staff at lovely pace to visit, the grounds are good and the tour of the house very interesting, good kids playground and cafe too. “Worth a look…”