A QUEEN Ann townhouse in the Cathedral Close is opening its doors and its drawers to the public revealing rare glimpses of the house's secrets. 

The National Trust team at Mompesson House has created an exhibition and event for the autumn and visitors will be able to see some of the house’s secrets from hidden stairways, secret cupboards and decorated cabinets.

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Site manager, Emma James said, “We’re really excited for people to be able to see some of the furniture and areas of Mompesson that you don’t usually get a chance to see.

“Mompesson has lots of quirky items inside that we’re looking forward to showing visitors.”

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Visitors can take advantage of the garden which is an "oasis of calm" and the garden tea room will be open.

Entry will be free as part of Heritage Open Week on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12 with no booking required.

Free behind-the-scenes tours with the Collections and House team will be available on Wednesday, September 13 and on Thursday, September 14. There will be two tours each day and booking is essential.

Mompesson House is open from Friday to Tuesday until Sunday, October 29 from 11am to 4pm.

For more information, go to nationaltrust.org.uk