Latest planned events


The next opportunity to view the paintings will be at our Open Days on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2015.


Each viewing lasts approximately one hour, so to book your preferred time slot please go to


The first slot is at 10am and starts with a talk by Alistair Lindley followed by an opportunity to view the paintings and the building.


Refreshments will be available.


Tickets are free but there is a suggested donation of £5 per person payable on your visit. All contributions go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the paintings and the building.


Children are welcome but it is not suitable for very young infants.



Please note that while we will do everything we can to accomodate disabled visitors, there are a few unavoidable steps into the cottage and uneven flooring throughout the buiding. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements and we will do our best to help.





Latest News

17th July 2017


We are again taking part in the Heritage Open Days event and will be open on Sunday 10th September 2017. We are taking bookings in hourly slots, on the hour, so that you can come and listen to a talk, have a cup of tea and a piece of cake, and have a close up look at these amazing paintings. This year Karen will be giving the talks to update people on her current research on the paintings.


To book, please go to eventbrite by clicking here or email Karen at info




12th September 2016


A HUGE thank you to all of our visitors over the Heritage Open Days, and also to all of our helpers and especially to Alastair Lindley who gave the talks. We had 180 visitors on the day and got through 14 homemade cakes!


28th April 2016



The Cottage will be open again this year for Heritage Open Days on Sunday 11th September 2016. Reservations need to be made for one hour time slots during the day. Tea and cakes will be available.


27th September 2015

Press Release


The paintings will be featured in Simon Schama's "The Face of Britain" to be aired on Wed 30th September, BBC2 at 9pm. If that captures your imagination we are putting on an extra Opening of the cottages on 24th and 25th October 2015. See our event page to book your slot.


Christmas Cards featuring the wall paintings now available.


14th August 2015


Simon Schama has been to Piccotts End and is including the wall paintings as part of the introduction to his new 5 part television series to be aired in September "Simon Schama's Face of Britain".


This will run alongside an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and there will be a book to accompany the series.

Simon is also hosting a series of talks on the exhibition.

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