Our work

The house waiting to be rescued © Adam Stanford's Aerial-Cam

The house waiting to be rescued

A new era for Croome

Croome Court is glorious yet faded. Step inside and you'll find a house needing a bit of a helping hand. The ground floor and the basement are open but not the top two floors due to structural issues above. The house cracks, bends and bows at any opportunity, leaks are aplenty and we won't even mention the problems with Robert Adam's first ceiling. Now we have the house in our care, we have grasped our chance to save this incredibly beautiful and interesting place.

We have successfully applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £1.8 million grant which adds to a further £3.2 million raised from generous donations from our visitors and grants from charitable trusts. This means we can repair and reservice the house so it will be safe, secure and usable. That's not all we're doing, however. We want Croome Court to be a completely different experience altogether and create innovative ways of telling Croome's stories.

You'll experience...

We'll carry out the huge repair in front of you, encourage you to get involved and share the conservation and building works with you from 2014 until the repair finishes at the end of 2015.

something entirely...

Croome Court will welcome creativity rooted in Croome’s history

To transform the experience in the house, we'll be working with and nurturing 'new talent' like Croome's 18th-century owner, the 6th Earl of Coventry, who saw potential in emerging talent too.

new and different

We will involve our current and new volunteers like never before and work in true partnership with our local community, as well as designers and creative practitioners to deliver our ambitious plans.

The rescue of the Red Wing

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