A la Ronde will now be closed until 1 February 2020. Behind the scenes the conservation team will be busy doing the big winter clean in the house. This will include waxing the floors, beating the carpets and cleaning the windows.
A la Ronde is now closed for our winter clean, when the conservation team can carry out conservation cleaning and condition reports for our 4,200 items and will be renewing our museum accreditation. When the house is closed there is also opportunity to do further conservation cleaning and this winter will have a focus on the exotic shell collection in the Butler’s Pantry and the display cabinet itself.
The roof project will be progressing over winter with the scaffolding due to be down by the end of February. The last roof slate has been screwed into place so the roof is watertight again. The scaffolding will stay up whilst further works are carried out including repairs to the dormer windows, replacing the external boarding and fixings and upgrading the shell gallery windows to provide more environmental controls. Thank you to everyone who has supported this vital repair work.
A la Ronde re-opens on 1 February 2020 with colourful kokedama full of spring flowers hanging from the trees in the orchard.