Our work

Meet the team who keep Lanhydrock looking its best

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Uncovering 400 years of hidden stories

The Lanhydrock Atlas is just one of the exciting documents in our archive © Chris Bowden

The Lanhydrock Atlas is just one of the exciting documents in our archive

A team of volunteers are hard at work in the attic rooms at Lanhydrock, sorting through thousands of letters, bills, receipts and other paper documents accumulated over 400 years of history. The volunteers are working their way through box after box, filled with papers dating from the 1570s to the 1970s to reveal the story of the noble Robartes family and their surrounding community.

Extreme cleaning

Conservation assistants turn up in the strangest places © National Trust

Lanhydrock is kept in tip-top condition for you by the conservation team. From cleaning and polishing to light monitoring and bug-catching, they'll do whatever it takes to care for the collections.

In pride of place

The octagonal table is being restored thanks to money from last year’s raff

Each year we hold a raffle to raise funds to help our conservation work. The table from the Morning Room underwent vital repair work last year thanks to these donations and is now back in place.

A living home

We want people to feel as if they have stepped back in time and the Victorian family are still here. From food and flowers to smells and sounds, there are lots of signs of life to find.