Experience the glorious Labassa Mansion and discover its intriguing social history.
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. The mansion was redeveloped in the French Second Empire style by German born architect, John A. B. Koch, who remodelled the house into a thirty-five room mansion. The interior features gilt embossed wallpapers, ornate stained glass and a rare trompe l’oeil ceiling.
While visitors today see a grand mansion, Labassa was once divided into flats (including a bedroom in a cupboard under the stairs!) occupied by an eclectic succession of artists, musicians and bohemians.
Come along and immerse yourself in Labassa’s history at one of our open days and enjoy a tour, or a devonshire tea in our delightful tea rooms.
Tea Rooms are open 10.30 – 3.30
The next Open Day is Sunday 20 May. Book your open day tickets HERE
Heritage Festival Open Day: View for the first time, the flat of British Migrant, Emily Brearley, Labassa’s caretaker for 43 years.
Please note, due to filming around 20 May 2018 some rooms of the mansion will be dressed as a film location, and will not be seen in their traditional way during the open day. We apologise for any inconvenience.