Aston Hall reopening

By on 16/07/2009 in News

aston01Aston Hall officially reopens tonight after a £12.5million renovation, before opening its doors to the public on Saturday.

The Jacobean mansion has been closed for two years while Lottery-funded restoration and redevelopment work was carried out to improve visitor facilities.

Original features have been uncovered and restored, with many rooms reinstated to 17th and 18th century colour schemes and condition. The Orange Room, where Charles I slept, will be opened to the public for the first time.

And nearby stables have been redeveloped as a tea room, toilets and gallery for visitors.

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sports and Culture, said: “Aston Hall is one of the country's finest remaining Jacobean mansions, and, most significantly, one of the least altered. We're extremely proud of the work that's been done to preserve the house, and to improve its facilities for generations to come.

“The extensive work done has turned up some fascinating insights into the history of this magnificent house, which we are proud to be able to share with the public.”

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