Throughout the autumn the House is a hive of activity as our Conservation Team give the rooms & artefacts a thorough clean. Join us to discover what's involved in looking after the House & its contents.
What's going on
The Living Room will be getting a very thorough deep clean this season. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the conservation practices & techniques we use, and to see the Conservation Team in action.
The Oak Room
Discover the damage that can occur without preventive conservation.
Observe the cumulative effect dust can have if left over a period of time (we haven't dusted half the table since mid-September), and see how handling & touching of the collection can affect different objects & materials.
In the Upper Gallery we will be demonstrating the craftsmanship & techniques used to create a micro-mosaic table which was owned by Lord Fairhaven.
A digital microscope will allow you to view this amazing artwork in greater detail.
Children can also create their own mosaic masterpiece using a magnetic mosaic kit.
Look beyond the covers & discover what's involved in looking after Anglesey's collection of over 7000 books.There will be regular live demonstrations of book cleaning.
In the Tapestry Hall there is a collection of jewelled crosses which were collected by Lord Fairhaven's mother.
This year the crosses will be individually cleaned & their condition assessed. The cleaning will be taking place in the Dining Room
Visit the Dome during half-term to learn about the magnificent work undertaken by our team of volunteer statue cleaners. With over over 100 statues throughout the gardens they are kept very busy throughout the spring & summer months.
The Conservation season runs from Wednesday 4 October - Sunday 29 October, 2017