Nestled in the leafy, Cardiff suburb of Llandaff, Insole Court is an exceptional historic mansion and gardens with a fascinating history. Saved by the community, the 160-year-old house is now benefitting from an ongoing restoration and has come back to life.
This year, a new permenant exhibition opened, “This House is a Stage”, which is an experiential exhibition that brings local history to life in the form of a dramatic rendition of the rise and the fall of the Insole Family, who built and inhabited the mansion, spanning an entire century from their arrival in Cardiff in the 19th century.
The experience for visitors is now open on the first floor, where the stories of the abandoned rooms will come to life through a mix of technology and drama to tell the story of the Insole family, their triumphs and their tragedies.
Alongside this, the formerly derelict Stable Yard is now a vibrant hub, hosting community, corporate and private functions, as well as the Potting Shed Café, serving freshly baked cakes, brunch and lunch seven days a week. Insole Court is, as of this year, now licensed to offer weddings.
Visitors can also visit the ground floor of the mansion and the ornamental gardens free of charge.
Exhibition on the first floor of the house:
Prices: £5 for adults and free entry for under 16’s and Insole Court Supporters
Exhibition Opening times: 10.30am – 4.30pm Daily.
The show will take place every hour, on the half hour throughout the day.
Duration: Approximately 40 minutes
Our show is available in both Welsh and English.
Pre-booking is not essential, and tickets are available on the day, subject to availability.