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“...The carving and gilding is all unrivalled; the taste in which every article throughout the whole house is executed, is beyond conception just and elegant...”
Building Spencer House

Accessibility

Spencer House recognises and values the provision of information on this website in a format which is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

The site displays correctly in current web browsers. If you view our site on an older browser, you may find pages don’t display as intended if the browser isn’t standards-compliant. We recommend you upgrade your browser to the latest version of one of the following, to get the most from our site.

Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com

Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com

Increasing the text size in your browser

For those with a visual impairment who wish to magnify the size of the text on this website, please follow these instructions.


Windows Internet Explorer 9

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard
Hold the “Ctrl” key and press the “+” key to zoom in (press “-” to zoom out) or

Mouse
Open the “View” menu, select ”Zoom, ” and then select “Zoom In”, or
If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out)


Windows Internet Explorer 8

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard
Hold the “Ctrl” key and press the “+” key to zoom in (press “-” to zoom out) or
Hold the “Alt” key and press “P” to open the Page menu, then press “Z” to select “Zoom.” A list of zoom levels and commands will appear. Select the level that best meets your needs.

Mouse
In the bottom right corner of the Internet Explorer window, click the arrow to the right of the button and select a zoom level or command, or
If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out)


Windows Internet Explorer 7

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard
Hold the “Ctrl” key and press the “+” key to zoom in (press “-” to zoom out) or
Hold the “Alt” key and press “P” to open the Page menu, then press “Z” to select “Zoom. ” A list of zoom levels and commands will appear. Select the level that best meets your needs.

Mouse
In the bottom right corner of the Internet Explorer window, click the arrow to the right of the button and select a zoom level or command, or
If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out)


Windows Mozilla Firefox 3

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard
Hold the “Ctrl” key and press the “+” key to zoom in (press “-” to zoom out)

Mouse
If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out) or
Open the “View” menu, select “Zoom, ” and then select “Zoom In”


Windows Mozilla Firefox 2

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard
Hold the “Ctrl” key and press the “+” key to zoom in (press “-” to zoom out)

Mouse
If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel down to increase text size (scroll up to decrease text size) or
Open the “View” menu, select “Text Size,” and then select “Increase”


Mac OS Safari

To increase the size of everything (text and images) on a page:

Keyboard
Hold the “cmd” key and press the “+” key to zoom in (press “-” to zoom out)

Mouse
If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold the “control” key on the keyboard and then scroll the wheel up to zoom in (scroll down to zoom out) or
Open the “View” menu, select “Zoom, ” and then select “Zoom In”