31st December 2022

Guided Public Walking Tours

Experience Tennants and its treasures for yourself

Tennants and The Garden Rooms is a fourth generation family business and offers a truly unique experience.  We welcome members of the public  looking for an inclusive and memorable day out.

Experience the buzz of the saleroom and see behind the scenes at Tennants, the largest privately owned auction house in Europe, on our public walking tours. With more than 80 fast-pace live sales a year, Tennants is one of the UK’s busiest salerooms. The Garden Rooms at Tennants boasts free to enter ever-changing exhibitions, a diverse programme of concerts, events, as well as exceptional food in a unique setting, with our Bistro and Café.

Our public walking tours offer you the chance to:

  • Find out about the history of Tennants – a fourth generation family business
  • See parts of the auction house not open to the public
  • See a sale being prepared
  • Learn some of the tips of the trade – whether you are buying or selling
  • Ask lots of questions!

 

Our public walking tours are a unique and memorable experience, perfect for individuals, couples or friends looking for something different.

Tours last approximately 70 minutes. On arrival at 11am, you will be welcomed into one of our private rooms, for an introduction by our team. The day starts with a showing of our fascinating company video, where you will learn more about the history of Tennants, how the family business began and how it has evolved over the years.

You will then begin the behind-the-scenes guided walk around our venue, where you can ask plenty of questions and learn all about the inner workings of the largest, privately-owned auction house in Europe.

After the tour, you can freely explore our public spaces for yourself, including a browse in our Gift Shop or a stroll through our ever-changing exhibition displays. Refreshments are available to purchase in either our stylish Bistro or Café

The admission price is £10 per person and must be pre-booked. 

Dates for 2022 walking tours – all 11am starts

    • 26th May – In line with viewing for our Antiques & Interiors Sale and Costumes, Accessories & Textiles Sale. Viewing 10am-4pm
    • 23rd June – In line with viewing for our Antiques & Interiors Sale, Modern & Contemporary Sale and 20th Century Design Sale. Viewing 10am-4pm.
    • 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th July – In line with viewing for our Summer Fine Sale / Fabulous Fashion Designer Sale / British, European & Sporting Picture Sale / Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale. Viewing 10am-4pm
    • 15th September – In line with viewing for our Country House Sale and Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale. Viewing 10am-4pm
    • 13th October – In line with viewing for our 20th Century Design Sale and Modern & Contemporary Art Sale. Viewing 10am-4pm.
    • 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th November – In line with viewing for our Autumn Fine Sale / Fabulous Fashion Designer Sale / British, European & Sporting Picture Sale / Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sale. Viewing 10am-4pm
    • 14th December (£14.00 per person to include a glass of mulled wine and homemade mince pies). Viewing in line with our Antiques & Interiors Sale. Viewing 10am-4pm

 

To book your place please call 01969 621146 or click the link below to book online


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