Behind the scenes
We have a dedicated team of conservation assistants who help to care for the objects in our collection.
Their work is about conservation not restoration, so they carry out good housekeeping each day to greatly reduce the likelihood of harm to the collection.
You can explore our amazing objects on the National Trust's collections site here
Busy, busy, busy
We have about 3 hours each day to prepare the house for visitors. Cushions plumped and flowers freshened!
The grand staircase is a big part of any visit to the house and the 48 treads must be vacuumed every day.
Carefully does it
Soft brushes, cloths and special shoes are used to make sure historic carpets and furniture are protected.<...
Wash & brush up
A whole week each year is devoted to cleaning and inspecting our collection of garden statuary.
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