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Notice: We are saddened to say that a fire broke out on Wednesday 29 April at Clandon Park. Everyone who was in the house is safe. We are asking visitors not to come to Clandon Park and want to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy.

Palladian mansion with grand marble hall, porcelain collection and unique Maori meeting house

Important note: We are saddened to say that a fire broke out on Wednesday 29 April at Clandon Park. Everyone who was in the house is safe. We are asking visitors not to come to Clandon Park and want to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy.

Clandon Park is one of the country’s most complete examples of a Palladian mansion. Built by a Venetian architect for Lord Onslow in the 1720s, the estate has been passed down through generations of this famous family.

Magnificent interiors are faithful to the period, featuring original stucco ceilings and marble fireplaces, the most impressive of which are in the awe-inspiring Marble Hall.

Left to us in 1956, the house was refurbished under the guidance of interior design legend John Fowler. Today the house contains a superb collection of 18th-century furniture, porcelain and textiles, much of which was acquired by the remarkable connoisseur Hannah Gubbay.

While the wider parkland is still in the hands of the Onslow family, you can still see seven acres of gardens that surround the house. These are home to a small parterre garden, the walled Dutch Garden and Hinemihi, a Maori meeting house brought back from New Zealand in 1892.

Room at Clandon Park survived almost intact

Propping up the plaster ceiling in the Speakers' Parlour at Clandon Park © John Millar

The Speakers’ Parlour at Clandon Park remained almost intact after the devastating fire which broke out on Wednesday 29 April. Objects from the room have been taken to safety and the ceiling and chimneypiece have also survived.

Help Clandon Park

We have received many messages of support following the fire. If you would like to make a donation to help us we would be very grateful.

We can’t say at present what the future holds, but donations raised will help us face its uncertain future following the devastating fire. To make a donation please call 0344 800 1895 or give online. Thank you.

  • Part of collection saved from Clandon Park fire

    A significant amount of the collection has been saved from the Clandon Park fire thanks to the salvage operation. Our staff are now assessing what they’ve been able to save and determining what has been lost.

  • Fire breaks out at Clandon Park in Surrey

    We are saddened to say that on Wednesday 29 April a fire broke out at Clandon Park in Surrey. We are asking our supporters not to visit Clandon Park at this time to offer help as the incident is still being managed on site, and a fire investigation is underway.

  • Clandon Park before the fire

    A fire broke out at Clandon Park in Surrey on Wednesday 29 April. It was one of the country’s most complete examples of a Palladian mansion and contained a superb collection of 18th-century furniture, porcelain and textiles.

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