THE ARTS SOCIETY RICKMANSWORTH

Heritage Volunteers are members of The Arts Society (previously NADFAS) who give their time to help preserve our heritage, usually working as part of a team. Appropriate training is given to all Heritage Volunteers by accredited, professional conservators, curators or advisers.

Volunteering is not all hard work! There is always time for chat, laughter and gossip!

Moor Park

Moor Park Mansion is a Grade 1 listed Palladian building, set within over 300 acres of landscaped Hertfordshire parkland. Originally built in the late 17th Century for the Third Earl of Bedford, Moor Park Mansion has had various renovations and extensions over the centuries to become the building it is today.

Moor Park was opened as a golf club in 1923.  The Rickmansworth Urban District Council purchased the Mansion and surrounding acres of land in 1937 to stop any further development which was then leased to the golf club. The Mansion was used during World War 2 as the headquarters for the 1st Airborne Corps between 1944 and 1945; the Battle of Arnhem was planned at the Mansion during this time in the room now known as the Arnhem Room.

In 1994 the golf club purchased the freehold from Three Rivers District Council and the Moor Park Heritage Foundation was established. This was set up to protect the Chattels in the building such as the three Continental Chandeliers in the Main Dining Room and The Seasons in the Thornhill Room.

Nowadays, Moor Park Golf Club continues its ownership of the Mansion and grounds which has complimentary guided tours throughout the year - given by Arts Society volunteers 

Visiting Moor Park

Dates for tours 2018 are: 

April 26th,  May 24th, June 14th, July 19th, August 9th, August 30th,September 20, October 18th.

The tours take place between 10am and 12 noon and begin in the Orangery, the last tour leaving at 11am. Groups of 10 or more should book in advance. The tours begin in the Orangery.

You can leave a message with the Reception at Moor Park Golf Club 01923 773146 or email Wendy Myers,  wjm.gem@btinternet.com

There is no charge but donations are requested for the Moor Park Heritage Foundation which goes towards conserving the Mansion and its contents