Caring for Calke
Unlike many country houses Calke has not been restored to its former glory.
When we began to care for Calke in 1985 a decision was made to present the house as it was found. Essential repairs have ensured the structure is safe, but the house is little restored on the inside.
When it comes to looking after Calke we repair, not restore.
Take a look at the moment we opened the gardener's tunnel to the public for the first time.