Photos through the ages

Reflect on times gone by with photographic exhibitions in the Midlands © National Trust / Claudine Gerrard

Reflect on times gone by with photographic exhibitions in the Midlands

Looking back at photographs is a great way to spark memories and reflect on how times have changed.

The story of time

Ever wondered how Croome has looked through the years? On display this January and February you'll find a series of photographs dating back to the 1860s and from their collection in Country Life taken in 1915. From 15 February onwards share your photographs of Croome's landscape from within the Court and share them for all to see how this special place has changed.

The home that saved a king, Moseley Old Hall, has evolved from a neglected farmhouse to a home in its 62 years in the Trust’s care. See this journey unfold in photographs in the garden parlour, only open at special times of the year. This year Moseley is open for longer, opening also on Mondays and Tuesdays from February to October.

A visit to Tattershall Castle will reveal a series of thought-provoking photographs, depicting the castle as a ruin through to its restoration, which enabled it to open to the public 100 years ago.

Throughout the open rooms at Wightwick Manor, experience the old with the new as they show black and white photographs scrolling on digital frames.

Views and vistas from yesteryear to the present day

The team at Brockhampton Estate have dug out a series of panoramic photos and other pictorial stories showing how the estate changes through the seasons. You can add your photographic memories of your days out here too.

Off for a winter walk at Carding Mill Valley? Pop into their tea-room to learn about the history of the Long Mynd and how the Chalet used to look.

Lose yourself in Clumber Park’s rich past as they reflect through time in the Discovery Centre, with photographs and diaries from the dukes and gardeners.

Has the landscape at Lyveden New Bield stayed the same? Take a trip back over 400 years over an afternoon tea in the Cottage Tea-room to see if or how this mysterious place has altered.

This year is the first winter opening for Packwood House and to celebrate they’ve photographs displayed throughout the house showing how the house and gardens have altered over the years.

How does your garden grow?

At Belton House, garden panels will show the changing designs of the gardens; the ornate rose trellises of the Italian gardens were once the focal point but today it’s now the fountain. Pick up a polaroid and capture your experiences of your visit.

The Cheshire Cottage at Biddulph Grange Garden will be home to an exhibition of images – some of which are on show for the first time - depicting how the garden was created to how it is managed today.

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