A spectacular baroque mansion
Explore how fashions changed over the centuries, from the original 17th-century Dutch-inspired interiors of William Blathwayt to the refurbishment by Victorian country squire Colonel Blathwayt.
Our collection of paintings and decorative art, much of which has been in the same place for over three hundred years, is a unique testimony to the tastes of the William and Mary period and ranges from English tapestries to 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.
The National Trust now has a website devoted to the hundreds of thousands of objects in our care across hundreds of properties. Find out more about Dyrham's rich and varied collections by following the link below:
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Life below stairs
Dyrham has a wonderfully preserved set of domestic rooms and passages that evoke the intriguing world of cooks, maids, butlers and footmen - that army of servants who looked after the Blathwayts and their guests and kept the house looking its best.
Highlights include the Victorian kitchen, complete with all the paraphernalia for cooking in a large country house, and the bells passage, with its vast system of chimes and pulleys.