House

A late 17th-century mansion house

The beautiful home of William Blathwayt

The beautiful home of William Blathwayt

The house is home to a number of styles - from the original 17th-century Dutch-inspired interiors of founder William Blathwayt to the refurbishment by Victorian country squire Colonel Blathwayt and wartime tenant Lady Islington.

The house is currently closed in preparation from a major conservation project in 2015/16 to replace the leaking roof. It will re-open with new exhibitions in March 2015.

Highlights of our collection

Dyrham Park house is home to an impressive range of paintings, artifacts, tapestries and ceramics. This includes a brilliant Samuel van Hoogstraten perspective painting - 'a view through a house', fine examples of Dutch delftware and a beautiful late 17th century book cabinet.

Changes in the house

Our house team is currently working on packing up the collection in preparation for our open stores exhibition, which will be in place during the conservation work to the roof in 2015/16. We'll also be hosting 'meet the expert' days where you can learn more about conservation.

A much-needed new roof for the house

Broken stone on the roof at Dyrham Park

Broken stone on the roof at Dyrham Park

In 2015/16 we are undergoing a £3.5m conservation project to replace the leaking roof on the mansion house and safeguard the future of the 17th-century property and its collections.

We will remain open during the project, with an open stores exhibition, new 17th-century sensory experience, a Building Dyrham exhibition and opportunity to go up on the roof and see the conservation work taking place.

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