Training Day – ‘Understanding Your Visitors’

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Join us on Tuesday 7 October, at National Trust Calke Abbey, Derby.  ‘Understanding your Visitors’ is a networking and seminar day for existing and aspiring managers’. Explore the power of visitor insight with practical ways to get under the skin of your visitor and non-visitor groups and gain insight from current research. The Programme includes:

  • Introduction from the Visitor Services Group
  • Feedback from the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust’s three year research into the longitudinal impact of school visits on pupils, teachers and communities


The view of the house from the original drive at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

This is an opportunity to visit  Calke Abbey which tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story.  The house is one of contrast – from the grandeur of the saloon to the decline of the kitchen. Calke Park has a rich and varied landscape, from rolling grassland to ancient oaks. About a third of the park is a National Nature Reserve, with some of the trees amongst the oldest in Europe.  Calke has an amazing garden too – well worth a visit if you haven’t been before including kitchen garden, old potting sheds, orangery, physic garden, grotto, auricular theatre, bothy, ice house, pleasure grounds and gardener’s tunnel!

To make sure of your place, complete the Booking Form and return as soon as possible

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