Discover the house at Lanhydrock
When Thomas Charles refashioned Lanhydrock after a fire in 1881 he specified that he wanted 'an unpretentious family home'. While his idea of everyday comfort might be different from our own, there is no doubting the family is at the very heart of this house. There's a whole suite of rooms dedicated to the children, family photographs throughout and the morning room was even used by the children as a performance space for annual plays and theatricals.
After the 1881 fire Thomas Charles filled Lanhydrock with the latest technology. Look out for state-of-the-art ovens and warming cupboards in the kitchen and dining areas, central heating systems and fire hydrants.
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Not to be missed...
- The display of the Lanhydrock Atlas in the museum
- The extensive kitchen area, where every job had its own workplace
- The servants' quarters - see where the workers slept
- The glorious plasterwork in the gallery and beyond
- See if you can spot the Victorian flat-pack fire surround
- World War One artefacts in Tommy's Bedroom and the museum
- A book in our library that once belonged to Henry VIII and was used to help him annul a marriage