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A late 17th-century mansion house

The beautiful home of William Blathwayt

The beautiful home of William Blathwayt

Explore how fashions changed over the centuries, 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.

Our collection of paintings and decorative art is a unique testimony to the tastes of the William and Mary period and includes English tapestries and Dutch paintings and ceramics.

Highlights of the collection include superb examples of Delft pyramid vases, perspective paintings by Samuel van Hoogstraten and an extraordinary state bed, built for (but never slept in by) Queen Anne.

Current exhibitions

The house is currently home to a Dyrham at War exhibition, exploring the role of Dyrham Park and Dyrham Village men and women in the First World War, and art exhibition in Tenants Hall.

The art exhibition includes paintings of the house, park and beyond, all of which are available for sale with proceeds going to the Dyrham Park roof appeal, which is raising money for a new roof for the house.
 

Explore our collection online

The National Trust has a website devoted to the hundreds of thousands of objects in our care across hundreds of properties. Find out more about Dyrham Park's rich and varied collection via the link below.

A much-needed new roof for the house

Broken stone on the roof at Dyrham Park

Broken stone on the roof at Dyrham Park

The roof on the mansion house has been leaking in recent years, threatening the house and its collections. In 2015-16 we are undergoing a £3.5m conservation project to replace the 150-year-old lead panels and repair the broken stonework in order to safeguard the future of the house.

We will remain open during the project, with an open stores exhibition, new sensory exhibition and opportunity to go up on the roof and see the conservation work taking place.

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