How you have helped
Recent achievements: Dyrham Park
Priceless Dutch artworks and ceramics are threatened by the damp conditions at Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire. They won’t survive without major conservation work. But thanks to your donations, we can now replace the oil-fired boiler (a fire risk) with a new biomass boiler, to protect the precious collection inside.
Recent achievements: Castle Drogo
The last castle to be built in England has always suffered from the turbulent Dartoor weather. Thanks to your help, we’ve started to install a new roof membrane for Castle Drogo to make the castle watertight for ever. Our masons have been hard at work around the castle walls, repointing the iconic stonework.
Recent achievements: Knole barn
A huge thank you to everyone who’s supported our work at Knole over the last two years. The palace is windproof and waterproof at last. In February 2014, the emergency repairs to stonework, roofing and windows were finally completed. Two years of hard work has paid off and you made it all possible.
Recent achievements: Quarry Bank
Thanks to your support, our restoration plans at Quarry Bank are underway. We’ve been especially busy restoring the Upper Garden, planting shrubs that bloomed here in the early 1800s. And at the Quarry Bank Archive, our archivists have unearthed hundreds of stories about the people who lived, worked and died here.
Our £1.2 million appeal to raise funds to acquire the iconic stretch of the White Cliffs of Dover coastline reached its target in just 133 days, raising an average of £9,000 per day.
We needed the money to buy a 0.8 mile stretch of this world-famous and much-loved piece of the Kent coastline overlooking the port, which completes the missing link of coastline under our care, uniting a stretch of more than 7km (nearly 5 miles) between our visitor centre and South Foreland Lighthouse.
Through your support of our Neptune Coastline Campaign, we have managed to save a stretch of coastline on the Llyn Peninsula that is important for its rare flora and fauna.