Ramsbury Manor To Become National Art Gallery
Ramsbury could be in line for a major art gallery and museum under plans announced this week.
Harry Hyams, the reclusive millionaire owner of Ramsbury Manor who died last year, is reported to have left his entire collection of art and vintage cars, worth nearly £500 million, to the nation.
Many important works, including Turners, Millets and Stubbs, have been on longterm loan to institutions around the UK but may in time be relocated to Ramsbury.
Before his death, Mr Hyams set up the Capricorn Foundation to administer and display his collection and to open the Manor to the public.
Update March 2018 Ramsbury Manor Opening times are not expected to be announced for another 18 months while the Ramsbury Manor Foundation is established, art works catalogued and the Manor site and grounds upgraded for public access.