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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 currently closed due to fire damage

Clandon Park was built by a Venetian architect for Lord Onslow in the 1720s. As one of the country’s most complete examples of a Palladian mansion it featured original stucco ceilings and marble fireplaces, the most impressive of which were in the Marble Hall. The house was refurbished during the 1960s to house a collection of 18th-century furniture and porcelain acquired by collector Hannah Gubbay.


Sadly, on Wednesday 29 April 2015, a fire broke out at Clandon. Everyone was evacuated from the building but the fire caused significant damage, effectively leaving the house a shell. A well-rehearsed multi-agency salvage operation was carried out, but salvage is limited in so severe a fire. We’d like to thank all the agencies involved and the local community, for coming together and supporting us. 


Clandon Park is now completely closed to the public and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Access to Clandon Park Garden Centre remains unaffected. Our efforts are now focussed on making the building safe to enter so we can begin the large scale salvage effort designed by leading experts. Right now, it is too early to say what the future holds for Clandon Park. As we get more information on the extent of the damage, we will be able to take a clearer view on the potential options.

We have received messages of support from all over the country and internationally – something we truly appreciate and value. Thank you.

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.