Caring for Tyntesfield since 2002

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Main house

Tyntesfield house has 104 rooms, the largest recorded collection in the National Trust. In 2002 it also had a leaky roof, an antiquated heating system and dodgy electrics.

Gardens and estate

The Tyntesfield estate includes an incredible range of buildings, gardens and habitats that were in need of conservation. From the Home Farm and stables to the walled gardens and woodland.

The work continues

Work is continuing on the conservation of the Orangery in the walled gardens. This project involves students from City of Bath College who are working with Nimbus Conservation to save this incredible gem.

Falling in love with Tyntesfield

Saving Tyntesfield by Mary Greenacre

Saving Tyntesfield by Mary Greenacre

Mary Greenacre talks about the time immediately after Lord Wraxall passed away in 2001, when the National Trust had to decide whether or not to try and save Tyntesfield for the nation.

A unique place to train

During our projects, we've welcomed individuals to come and learn with our teams on placements. Former placement students are now working in the heritage sector all over the country, putting this learning into practice.

Really wild challenges

The many rare and endangered species living at Tyntesfield required extra sensitivity and ingenuity during project work, ensuring that disruption to our bats, newts and even orchids was kept to a minimum.


We worked with a range of different organisations to save Tyntesfield.

Our mission was to provide opportunities for involvement and learn from best practice in the sector.

Projects to engage our local community

  • Contractors are encouraged to employe apprentices at Tyntesfield © NT/Tyntesfield


    We asked for contractors involved in our projects to give opportunities to apprentices duing their work her...

  • Dancing in the Drawing Room during the project work © NT/Tyntesfield

    A chance to learn

    Our learning team involved thousands of learners in unique opportunities during the project work.

  • Verbena Forse sitting outside her home in Tyntesfield Park © NT/Tyntesfield

    Tyntesfield Stories

    We set up a fully-equipped oral history project to record and share people's memories of Tyntesfield.