Readers take to Blenheim

Lucky GTO readers at Blenheim Palace.

At the end of May, Rebecca Bradbury, Projects & Information Assistant, travelled to the magnificent Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire to join 40 lucky readers on a GTO Readers’ Day, set out to introduce the themed tours and talks available to groups. After a welcome in the Marlborough Room, GTO readers were taken on the private tour, ‘Sir Winston Spencer Churchill and Blenheim Palace’, led by knowledgeable Education Officer, Antonia Keaney. With the palace famed as the birthplace of the late Prime Minister, the tour gave a fascinating and unique insight into both home and man. It also offered ample opportunity to appreciate Blenheim’s stunning architecture and beautiful interiors. Following a delicious buffet lunch, readers then experienced costumed entertainment in the form of alternative tour guide, Dusty Chambers. Dressed as a Victorian maid, Dusty offered readers a humorous, yet informative, perspective on life as a 19th century servant at Blenheim Palace. Rebecca can now recommend adding one of the many themed tours available into your group’s next trip to Blenheim Palace and would like to thank Ulrika Ericson, Cathy Penry and Linda Fisher in the Groups Department for organising such a fantastic day.