Rodd Court, Sidney Nolan Trust

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For 2023 we have an exciting programme, including a number of exhibitions, trails and workshops with full details on our website. Visitors are welcome to explore our gardens and grounds, which include riverside walks. The estate sits in the beautiful Hindwell Valley on the English Welsh border close to the picturesque Welsh market town of Presteigne and the internationally renowned town of books, Hay on Wye.

The Trust is a registered charity and cares for the former home, artist's studio and 250 acre estate of the late Sir Sidney Nolan, who was a leading artist of the 20th century. The Trust also owns a large collection of Nolan’s works, his library and personal archive. Most famous for his Ned Kelly series of paintings, today we celebrate his life-long experimentation and passion for creativity as well as his love for the environment.

Our exhibitions and events present artwork from our own collection as well as exhibitions by leading and emerging contemporary artists, displayed in our 17th century tithe barn and Rodd Court, a Jacobean manor house, which was the last home of Sir Sidney. It is a remarkable, relatively untouched example of 17th-century architecture. The Trust also runs education and residency programmes, which support children, young people, adults and artists to learn, exchange ideas and create.

The Rodd is also home to Nolan’s last studio, the only one  to survive, and remains largely untouched. The studio provides visitors with a rare insight into Nolan’s materials and processes and is an important resource for continued research.

Tea, coffee and cake is available. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in all our spaces.


Tours explore the history of 17th century Rodd Court, showcasing its unique elements and unusual talking points. Tours are available for a minimum of 10 participants, and we charge £12.50 per person, which includes hot drinks, cakes, and access to our gallery, gardens, and woodland. A tour lasts roughly 2 hours.

We can customise tours to suit your group, for example, if you’re interested in gardens our gardener can take you on a tour of our ancient apple orchards. Alternatively, our curator is happy to lead a tour of our exhibitions. Timings and dates are flexible.

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Guide Prices

Adult: £6 (£6.60 Gift Aid)
Concessions: £5 (£5.50 Gift Aid)
Student: £5
Under 16: Free
Carers: Free



  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Mini Coach Parties Accepted
  • Typical visit duration - 2 hours


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets
  • WiFi or internet access


  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Sidney Nolan Trust is on the B4355 Presteigne to Kington road. Please use the main entrance signed 'Sidney Nolan Trust' and follow directions for car parking, which is free. We ask drivers to use extreme caution at all times when driving on Trust property.when driving on Trust property as there may be pedestrians, wildlife, livestock and farm machinery using the driveways.

The Rodd Estate | Sidney Nolan Trust

Type:Cultural Centre

The Rodd, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2LL

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* The Rodd, Gallery, House and Gardens will reopen to visitors from 30 March 2023. This season we will be open Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm.


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