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Blenheim Palace: Virtual Guided Tour

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  • DURATION 1 hr
  • CAN I WATCH LATER? Yes! Sign-up and we'll email you a recording
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 From 294 reviews

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

This exclusive online event, hosted by Palace Historian Antonia Keaney, will take us into fascinating subjects about the Palace and its history. Known throughout the world as the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace has a fascinating 300 year history. Meet some of its many characters and discover some of the fascinating events which have taken place in its richly furnished State Rooms.

Using a virtual 3D digital platform to walk through the Palace and seldom seen vintage images, our guide will share hidden aspects of our history and answer questions along the way, so you can meet some of the people who have lived at Blenheim over the centuries.

You’re in for a treat…and a surprise!

  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
Antonia Keaney

Meet the Host, Antonia

Antonia is an experienced public speaker and has delivered a ‘Conversation’ at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, been ‘In Conversation’ with fashion editor Caroline Issa and designer Stephen Jones as well as having participated in both the Cheltenham and Oxford Literary Festivals and been a guest speaker at the Clacton Art and Literary Society.  She has also been a guest on Radio 4’s Saturday Live with the Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir and has appeared on BBC’s Country File, Channel 4’s Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes and most recently with Pam Ayres when Channel 5 visited Blenheim Palace on their tour of the Cotswolds. 

Antonia joined Blenheim Palace in 2008 as a member of the Education Team, later becoming the Palace’s Social Historian and Researcher. Both roles have involved her curating or co-curating a number of exhibitions at Blenheim Palace including ‘A Passion for Fashion – 300 Years of Blenheim Style’ upon which her latest book is based.

In her spare time, Antonia enjoys the company of her family and her dogs – particularly Percy, a wire-haired Dachshund, who inspired her to write and illustrate her first children’s book – Percy at the Palace.

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