Success stories

Building on our success

  • Our biggest conservation project

    It's rare for a conservation project to take 15 years. Which is why the work we carried out at Ightham Mote in Kent is often called our biggest consservation project to date.

  • Creative restoration

    Many buildings within our care are no longer fit for their original purpose and are not currently being used. This does not mean that these redundant buildings do not have a future. Many have the potential to be adapted for alternative use either for commercial or community projects.

  • Crofter's Cafe

    The new, modern Crofter's Cafe at Trelissick was equipped with environmentally sustainable energy systems.

  • Bird Hide

    How a popular bird hide was repaired and mobilised to protect it from a changing landscape.

  • Dunham Massey roof

    Water penetration problems meant the roof coverings at Dunham Massey had to be replaced for the first time in at least 70 years.

  • Nunnington lights

    Innovative technology was used to provide emergency lighting at Nunnington Hall with minimal impact to the Grade I listed surroundings.

  • Pontbrenmydyr

    A derelict 1750s mud and thatch cottage was turned into a sustainable holiday home.

  • Sutton Hoo

    New education facilities and an exhibition building have become one of our most popular visitor attractions.

  • Cwrt Farm

    Former farm buildings now help to sustain a local industry after our renovation work.

  • Gibson Mill

    How an historic mill became the first visitor centre-equipped, open-all-year heritage building to operate solely in a sustainable way.

  • Brockhampton microbrewery

    An old farm building was turned into a microbrewery.

  • Barkers Restaurant, Clumber Park

    The former gardener's residence at Clumber Park became a fine dining restaurant serving seasonal food sourced locally.

  • Fire safety at Lanhydrock

    In response to Fire Safety Order (2005), the National Trust commissioned a detailed risk assessment of Lanhydrock House, from which a schedule of works was instigated to deal with the issues identified and explore building solutions to create a sustainable future for the property.