A late 17th-century mansion house

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 to replace the leaking roof. It will re-open on 7 March.

Highlights of our collection

Dyrham Park house is home to an impressive range of paintings, 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 putting the finishing touches on an open stores exhibition, which will be in place during the conservation work to the roof. We'll also be hosting 'meet the expert' days where you can learn more about conservation.

Building Dyrham exhibition

A new exhibition in the basement looks at the history of Dyrham Park's mansion house, which was built in the late 1600s. Learn more about the £3.8m conservation project currently taking place and how we plan to carry out the work.