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Expect the unexpected. Incredible innovation, devastating loss, remarkable survival and magnificent restoration. All in one place

There’s more than meets the eye at Croome. A secret wartime airbase, now a visitor centre, was once a hub of activity for thousands of people. Outside is the grandest of English landscapes, ‘Capability’ Brown’s masterful first commission, with commanding views over the Malverns. The parkland was nearly lost, but is now great for walks and adventures with a surprise around every corner. At the heart of the park lies Croome Court, once home to the Earls of Coventry and currently undergoing a significant repair. The ground floor and the basement are mostly open whilst the intricate work is being carried out. The scaffold can be scaled to experience the panoramic views of south Worcestershire and drinks and snacks are served from an innovative Sky Café. The 6th Earl of Coventry was an 18th century trend-setter, and today Croome follows his lead by using artists and craftspeople in the house to tell the story of its eclectic past in inventive ways, perfect for making new discoveries.

Urban art goes rural

To herald the last month of the scaffold and Sky Cafe, which closes at the end of September, some new artwork inspired by the resident House Martins has been completed on the wrap.

The Chinese Bridge

Lost to rot and decay over 150 years ago, the imposing Chinese Bridge is once again crossing the river by the house thanks to generous funding which has allowed its restoration based on the original designs. 

House highlights

Croome Court is open whilst we carry out major repairs. Climb the scaffold, stop off at Sky Cafe, and explore two unrestored floors of the house with some surprising highlights including new exhibitions.

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