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Written by JulieW
(2/6/2004 8:42 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Visiting Pemberley, penned by Line
Chatsworth( which is massive, and provides plenty of room for hiding away from tourists, in both the grounds and the house) allowed people in on regular basis ( two days per week)from 1760
Horace Walpole was oringally kind enough to allow all commers into his house at Strawbery hill,Tiwckenham, but soon the invcoviniences casued by thoughtless people interrupting his meals etc made him becoem quite strict as to the opening hours and the conditions of admittance;
".....Mr Walople is very ready to oblige any curious persons with the sight of his house and his collection....it is but reasonable that such persons as send, should comply with the rules he has been obilged to lay down for showing it.
No ticket will serve but on the day for which it is given.If more than four persons come with a ticket,the housekeeper has positive order to admit none of them.....
Every ticket will admit the company only between the hours of twelve and three before dinner,and only one company will be admitted on the same day.
They that have tickets are desired not to bring children....."
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