Finchcocks is hidden away amid the hopfields and orchards of Kent. The owners of this house have converted it into a museum of music (pianos etc.) and when open, lively demonstrations of the instruments entertain the visitors. Peaceful gardens surround the house.
Finchcocks is a Georgian manor, home to a fantastic collection of over one hundred keyboard instruments from harpsichords to pianos, organs and many others. Many of them are in full working order and musicians provide live demonstrations of music by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Chopin and Brahms. The fine gardens are peaceful with fantastic views. There is a restaurant serving lunches (as well as teas and coffees during the afternoon) a gift shop and and a second shop selling second-hand sheet music.
The house and collection is I believe owned by Richard Burnett and his wife. When I visited many years ago with my children, Richard used to put on amazing musical shows, enthralling audiences with his musical skills, knowledge, wit and showmanship.
I believe many professional musicians perform now but was delighted to find Richard still delighting audiences when I visited on August Bank Holiday, 2013!
This photo was taken at one of the event days - I believe a craft fair
The gardens look great all year (although check opening times on the official Finchcocks website); this view shows the beautiful colours of Autumn.
Two final 180° landscape view images (close the page after viewing to return here); They are of the house and garden.
There are one or two more pictures of Finchcocks on my Ozone Layer website.
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