The centrepiece of Beale Park is the Pavilion, designed by the Park’s founder, Gilbert Beale, and built in 1956.
Overlooking the Jubilee Water Gardens and the charging horse called The Valkyrie, the Pavilion dominates the Park’s landscape.
Built originally in remembrance of Gilbert’s parents, the Pavilion is now a fitting tribute to a man who had a passion for the art form and beauty of sculpture and who chose to share his land with the public by creating the Child Beale Trust.
You may know that the Pavilion was once used by Gilbert Beale to take afternoon tea with his family and friends. In more recent times we’ve used it to house part of his great-nephew Richard Howard’s model boat collection.
We are pleased to let you know that we’ve decided to restore the Pavilion and use it as an event space/afternoon tea-room from 2020 onwards.
In order to do this, we will be moving the model boats into storage and closing the building to visitors with a view to re-opening in Spring 2020. We’re very excited about this project and hope you are too!