THE STABLES


Originally built to house Hylands Estate horses, The Stables has now been restored as a vibrant space for the Hylands Artist Studios. The Stables, at the heart of the Estate, also offers a welcoming café and an Information Point which is the perfect place to enjoy with friends and family. Meet our resident artists and designers as they create unique bespoke pieces in their studios and perhaps discover a classic book as you browse in the second-hand book shop.

THE ARTIST STUDIOS


The Artist Studios at Hylands Estate are home to an exciting collection of skilled artists, designers and makers who, not only create their own original work for purchase, but also run demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions.

Please visit The Artist Studios designated page here.

Information and Bookshop


Information Point

The Information Point is the hub of Hylands Artist Studios. This is where you can find out information about the artists and designers and pick up the Hylands Walks and Events leaflets. Don’t forget to purchase your duck food before heading to the Pleasure Gardens. We also have mobility scooter for hire so you can explore our park with ease. Please contact the information point for further information and to book.

Opening Times

10am – 4pm

Contact

01245 605523

Email

Hylands.Stables@chelmsford.gov.uk

Book Shop

The second-hand bookshop is managed entirely by volunteers of the Friends of Hylands House. The Friends Bookshop first opened its doors in March 2008 and has now become an established and valued visitor attraction. The Bookshop carries a good stock of second-hand books covering many subjects and includes a large selection of collector’s books.  The Friends rely on donations of all types of books which may be delivered and left at the Bookshop.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 10.30am – 3.45pm

Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm

Contact

01245 605509

Temporary Exhibitions


Women in Music photography exhibition

Keep It 100 Youth photography award winner Freya Lees is showcasing her newest collection inside The Stables Café.

Freya’s exhibition, titled ‘Women in Music’, celebrates the power of women in the industry, both on stage and behind the scenes. Having been behind the camera for 10 years, Freya uses her love of photography and talent to cope with debilitating anxiety.

The Women in Music exhibition will be on display until September.

Eclectic Gallery Exhibition

We’ve collaborated with Eclectic Gallery London to fill the bookshop and café snug with amazing pieces of art from various artists.

The ‘Summer in the Hylands Estate’ exhibition will be on view from 15th July until 30th September.

All works are available to purchase. Any inquiries our staff are on hand to assist you.

Refreshments


To find out about opening times, menus and more visit The Stable’s Café dedicated page by clicking here