Our work

For ever, for everyone

Tyntesfield has been in the care of the National Trust since it was saved for the nation in 2002.  Read more about our vision for this incredible place and how you can get involved in our work.

Our story so far...

  • How and why we acquired Tyntesfield
  • The re-roofing, re-wiring and re-plumbing of the main house
  • The conservation of the beautiful gardens and garden buildings
  • Opening up the wider estate and restoring our estate buildings
  • How we've engaged our local community in the work to save Tyntesfield
  • Our ongoing work to save the Orangery with City of Bath College

Working together

We are committed to involving our local community in every aspect of our work, from providing access behind-the-scenes and volunteering opportunities to partnership projects and placements. There's so much to learn.

Getting outdoors and closer to nature

Being green

 © NT/Steve Young

We're committed to reducing our energy usage by 12% by 2014. We already use renewable energy in the form of solar panels and biomass boilers, but are constantly looking for new ways to be more energy efficient and self-sufficient as an estate. We're looking hard at how we can reuse and recycle and by 2020, 75% of all produce used at Tyntesfield will come from within 25 miles.

A haven for wildlife

Jelly ear fungus on dead wood at Tyntesfield © John Bailey

Tyntesfield is home to an incredible range of habitiats and species, including many which are rare and endangered.  We have a team of volunteers who work with our rangers to care for these precious outdoor places and do regular surveys. It's always worth bringing a camera when you visit as you never know what you may discover.

Places to explore

Escape to Leigh Woods for a soaring view of the Clifton suspension bridge © NT/Leigh Woods

Tyntesfield is part of a family of National Trust places in the Bristol area.  As well as the glorious woodland at Leigh Woods you can experience the grandeur of Clevedon Court or journey back in time to the Iron age at Cadbury Camp. There's always something new to see and to revisit as the seasons change.

Bringing our place to life

  • Discover something new as we 'unpack' Tyntesfield © NT/Tyntesfield

    Always something new to see

    Our goal is that everyone who visits Tyntesfield will have a very enjoyable experience and a warm, friendly welcome from our team. We work hard to deliver new experiences year-on-year such as the Tyntesfield 'unpacked' stories and events which focus on new objects and rooms being put back on show after the project work. We always value feedback about your visit to help us improve so why not get in touch?

  • Wraxall Primary School pupils in 2011 Crumble Rumble at Tyntesfield © NT/William Pummell

    A learning resource

    Tyntesfield has a diverse and hugely popular learning programme which offers opportunities for learners of all ages to get involved and immerse themselves in a range of topics from the life of a Victorian servant to media projects, from mini-beasts to horticulture.

  • Children living at Tyntesfield in the late 1940s race for victory © Bill Cunningham

    Tyntesfield Stories

    Our team of Tyntesfield Stories volunteers record and share the memories of people who have lived, worked or played at Tyntesfield over the years and will continue to document our work in the years to come. 

    These stories have also inspired many young people to produce their own creative responses, so sharing these stories in new ways with new audiences.

  • For ever, for everyone

    From the start, we've been committed to ensuring that as many people as possible can access Tyntesfield for enjoyment, learning, development and inspiration. We work hard to ensure that our facilities and estate are as accessible as possible and you can click on the link below to find out more.

Valuing our volunteers

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