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In recent years our national team has developed an online database for recording information on our historic collections.
You can find out more about some of the objects in the house that you will see on your visit.
You are invited to explore Basildon Park, the house that Lord and Lady Iliffe loving restored in the 1950s, salvaging many fixings and fittings from across the country to make their home. After 25 years in the mansion the Iliffes kindly passed the house into the care of the National Trust, securing its survival forever.
Make the most of your visit
We're currently working to restore the old kitchen which will be used for family activities.
Reminisce about times gone by in our 1950s kitchen - often the source of enticing baking smells.
The laundry gives visitors a glimpse of the past and shows how daily chores were transformed in the 1950s
On location exhibition
Find out more about the filming projects that have taken place in our 'on location' exhibition.
What we're working on this season...
- Ongoing textile conservation work in the crimson bedroom
- Conservation surveys to check condition of items
- Welcoming our new interns and showing them varous conservation techniques
- Protecting items ready for a project