Smedmore House Open Day in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust    

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Smedmore House, one of Dorset’s finest Georgian manor houses, is holding an open day in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust on Sunday 25 September between 2pm and 5pm.

The house occupies two acres of walled flower gardens, orchards, and a Mediterranean garden near Kimmeridge Bay. Guided tours of the house will be led by well-known historian, Dr Philip Mansel, who will be joined by members of his family who are knowledgeable about the house’s history and contents.

As well as touring the house you will be able to see the seat where Napoleon sat when he visited St Helena and a display of vintage Morgan Cars.

Tickets are £6 on the door and house tours are £4.50. Children under 16 are free. Dogs are welcome on leads.

Dr Mansel says:

We wanted to do something to help raise awareness and funds for this wonderful charity because cancer affects many of us and Wessex Cancer Trust is there when people most need support. Smedmore House is a hidden jewel on the Jurassic coast, so please join us for a wonderful afternoon for this most worthwhile cause.”

Smedmore House is in Kimmeridge, Dorset, BH10 5PG. For more information and directions visit or telephone 01929 480719.

Wessex Cancer Trust has a Support Centre in Bournemouth and all the money raised will be used to provide emotional support to anyone affected by cancer.  For more information visit


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