Wilton House provides a unique environment for out-of-classroom learning, drawing on the collections in the House as well as the 21 acres of parkland.

The Wilton House Education Programme for schools, Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 is run by Ros Liddington on a freelance basis.

Ros ran the Schools Programme at Wilton House for over 10 years, winning the Sandford Heritage Education Award (awarded five-yearly) in 2000 and again in 2008.

She has recently set up her own business, providing themed history days for schools.

Ros regularly gives external talks to groups across Wiltshire, and is a major participant at the Chalke Valley History Festival.


All school bookings should be made with Ros Liddington
Tel. 01722 338323
Mobile: 07712 638393

Special Needs

Wilton House welcomes disabled visitors and those with special needs. The following summary gives general details of what is available to help you enjoy the House and Grounds.

We recommend that you telephone in advance of your visit to discuss any particular requirements – 01722 746728 or email:

  • Dropping off point close to Admissions
  • Dedicated parking area in Visitor Car Park
  • Wheelchairs available on loan from Admissions
  • Large print guide available from Admissions
  • Red Towel Scheme for visually impaired visitors
  • Certain items in the Collection may be handled by visitors with visual impairment
  • Assistance dogs allowed into the House and Grounds
  • Free admission for companions accompanying disabled visitors
  • Sensory experience in the gardens with scented plants, fountains, birdsong and the Whispering Seat
  • We welcome visitors with mental impairment, either individually or as a pre-booked group with appropriate adult companions. Our Education co-ordinator is happy to advise on how best such groups can enjoy their visit to Wilton House
  • All of our Restaurant staff are fully trained in providing for the more common dietary requirements. Gluten-free alternatives to bread and cakes are available. Staff are happy to advise on suitable dishes for those with gluten intolerance or diabetes.

Please note

Although the House and Grounds are fully wheelchair accessible, the route does incorporate some ramps and gravel paths. We would advise wheelchair users to bring a companion on their visit.