Our current projects
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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.
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.
Treasure hunt blog
Ever wondered about the stories behind the objects we look after? Treasure Hunt is a blog written by our registrar and collections enthusiast, Emile de Bruijn, who shares his delight in some of our more unusual items.
This team of specialist volunteers from the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies works at Blickling each week, caring for our important book collection. It takes 4 years to check and clean the whole collection of 12,500 books before starting all over again.
The sewing circle
This team have important practical and creative skills which are put to good use. They research and create costumes for our interpretation team, as well as everyday but important sewing jobs such as dust sheets and sandbags.
We try to present this iconic house as a home, and fresh flowers are picked by our volunteers from our walled garden each week. They're used to bring colour and fresh scent to our rooms.