Mill Wood and the Temple of Harmony will be open between 2 pm and 5 pm on Sunday 6th August. No need to pre-book. Please note there is no access to the main house and grounds.
The Temple and grounds are currently open on Sundays between 2 pm and 5 pm between May and September. Visits must be pre-booked at TicketTailor/Halswell Events. No later than the Thursday evening prior to the intended visit date. Please note that free parking is available in the adjoining field, the entrance is steep and could be muddy during wet weather. Parking is entirely at your own risk. There is very limited parking in the adjacent lane. See more information on our visits page.
Welcome . . .
The Temple of Harmony is an 18th century folly standing in the corner of Mill Wood, a 19 acre pleasure garden created for Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte on the Halswell Park Estate between 1745 and 1785.
The Temple of Harmony is based on the 1st Century Temple of FORTUNA VIRILIS in Rome and was completed in 1767. It is Grade II* listed and was fully restored by the Somerset Buildings Preservation Trust in 1996 and managed by the Halswell Park Trust until 2020. Today the Temple is once again part of the Halswell Estate and can be visited from late May until the end of September on Sundays and Bank Holidays between 2 pm and 5 pm. Visit the main website for the Halswell Estate at https://halswellpark.wordpress.com/ for more information about Halswell Park.