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image for Art Exhibition item typeArtists' Studios at Hylands House and Estate

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Green Flag Award
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Art Exhibition, free entry


Hylands House and Estate

Hylands House and Estate


Hylands Park,
London Road,


The Artists' Studios are in the Stables Visitor Centre. Visitors can meet the artists, view their work and purchase unique artwork. They also hold an annual Art in the Park free event, showcasing their work and the work of other local artists.

James Wilkinson

James pushes boundaries with his fantastic portraits. His subjects include most major rock stars from the last thirty years and now James has a new collection that incorporates life masks into the portrait. He was the official artist at the V Festival 2012. James holds monthly painting groups.

Contact details:
• james@paintpop.com
• www.paintpop.com

Mona Marnell

Mona is a contemporary glass artist. Her passion is kiln-formed glass, which gives her the ability to change the appearance, structure and texture of glass. Mona's studio is based on the ground floor of the Stables Visitor Centre. Mona runs workshops throughout the year.

Contact details:
• monamarnell@monamarnellglass.co.uk
• www.monamarnellglass.co.uk
• 07521 199 558

Catherine Price

Catherine is an encaustic artist, working with heated tools and coloured beeswax to create pictures with vibrant colours, texture and patterns. Encaustic Art workshops and taster sessions are available at the studios, and no traditional painting skills are required, just an open imagination.

Contact details:
• www.redbubble.com/people/cporiginals
• cp44@btinternet.com
• 07890 269046
• "Like" Catherine on Facebook - Catherine Price Encaustic Art

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Visitor Centre. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Daily. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Education/School Visits: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds. Guide dogs only in house.


Free entry



Plan route to Hylands House and Estate using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 684042  Lat: 51.71128 Long: 0.43626

By Road:
From London: Take A12 towards Colchester. At 1st Chelmsford sign, take slip road to A414 towards Chelmsford. (A414 is an old dual carriageway). White on brown tourist signs indicates entrance to park/house.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Visitor Centre. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Daily. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Education/School Visits: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds. Guide dogs only in house.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu