Exhibitions Highcliffe Castle

The Library galleries provide a magnificent backdrop for history, art and craft exhibitions. This varied programme offers something for all tastes and ages whilst promoting the best local artists.

From April 2019 we have opened the East Wing of the Castle, this enables you to:

  • View a collection of the original furniture on loan from the V&A Museum
  • Enjoy family time in our activity room and have fun on our kids trails
  • Transport yourself back to the 1830’s and step into our Victorian kitchen
  • Experience how the family lived in the Castle and explore areas of the Castle for the first time in 50 years!
Let The River Flow By

Start; 02/10/2019

End: 01/11/2019

This is the Westhope Group’s ninth exhibition.  The work, developed from the theme ‘Let the River Flow By’, is grounded in centuries old techniques, but challenges the traditional view of lacemaking.

Members of the Westhope Group come from all over the UK. Although their backgrounds in lace are equally varied, they have a common interest in maintaining strong lace traditions, pushing the boundaries of lace techniques and sharing experience with students, lacemakers and all who have an enthusiasm for textiles.

Rivers from all over the country, and the structures, life and activities that go on around them, have provided inspiration for our exhibition.

We hope you will enjoy your visit and be both inspired and intrigued.

Information about the Westhope Group and its members can be found at: http://westhopegroup.org.uk/