Since its foundation in 1952 The Attingham Trust, an educational charitable trust, has enjoyed outstanding success within the worlds of arts and heritage.  The alumni of its courses make up an influential, international network of professionals, many of whom represent major cultural institutions.

The Trust currently runs three annual residential courses, The Attingham Summer School, The Attingham Study Programme and Royal Collection Studies and, in alternate years, two non-residential courses, French Eighteenth-Century Studies and The London House Course. These courses are highly regarded by museums, universities, historic preservation societies and architectural practices throughout the world.


The Attingham Trust is closely monitoring the evolving situation on the development of the Coronavirus, following advice from the UK Government, the FCO (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and the WHO (World Health Organisation). All candidates awarded a place on one of our courses were contacted in early March. Since then, we have very sadly had to cancel the Study Programme in June, Summer School in July, Royal Collection Studies and the Libraries course in September. Those candidates have been notified.  We will be running the same programmes in 2021. The decision on whether to run French Eighteenth Century Studies in October this year will be reviewed in due course. If cancelled, all payments made to the Attingham Trust will be repaid in full.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unprecedented situation and we send best wishes to you all.


Courses in 2020 and 2021 are as follows:

1 – 18 July 2021

‘From College Library to Country House’

13 – 17 September 2021

5 – 14 September 2021

5 – 9 October 2020

2 – 10 June 2021

The Attingham Trust
70 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6EJ
TEL: +44 (0) 20 7253 9057

Registered as an Educational Charitable Trust: no. 262819

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