Nuffield Place reveals the surprisingly down-to-earth lives of Lord Nuffield, founder of the Morris Motor Company, and his wife. Their home and personal possessions are just as they left them, the decor and furnishings intact. From the comfortable sitting room with a small black and white TV, to Lord Nuffield's humble bedroom with a secret built-in workshop, this intimate home exudes the tastes and interests of its remarkable owner."
We are open from 11 am until 5 pm from Wednesday through to Sunday until Sunday 2nd Nov 2014. In 2015 we will be opening from 2nd March to 1st November, 7 days a week from 11am – 5pm. Entrance charge for the house is £8.80 (adult), £4.40 (Child) and £22.00 (family).
We have a café, so if you fancy going for coffee to a place you can get to on foot, then do come across. Entrance to the gardens to use the café is free. There is a lot of work going on in the gardens where Alison, the gardener, is battling with various pests who are eating the new plants she puts in – we have Muntjac, rabbits and pigeons aplenty, as, no doubt, do you! At the moment the Rhododendrons are in flower in the garden.
We are also holding a Volunteer Recruitment day on 31st January 2015 at Nuffield Place. Times will be confirmed advertised nearer the time.
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We are still looking for volunteers to help us in the house, particularly at weekends. If you would like an application form then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lord Nuffield and the Village:
The Church - Lord Nuffield gave a new organ in 1931 and in 1934 he paid for it to be completely restored.
The School - from 1936 through to the 1950s, Lord Nuffield paid for the annual school Christmas party - the cost in the 1940s was £10. He also paid for trips to the pantomime in Oxford in the 1950s.
The village Hall - Lord Nuffield paid for a village hall somewhere near the present car park for Nuffield Place. We have photographs of a building which we think may have been it. If you do remember the old village hall, do get in touch with Nuffield Place.
Please do also get in touch if you have any memories of Lord and Lady Nuffield or of Nuffield Place – we would love to hear from you.