Dunster Castle Dairy Larder appeal

Created in the late 1860s as part of major rebuilding works to the castle this room was used for storing butter, cream, milk and other dairy products. Today, settlement of the building and failure of plaster combined with lack of use has resulted in the loss of the ceiling and many of the tiles.

The Dairy Larder, where the milk, cream, butter and cheese were kept.
" The gardens are marvellous, and the castle superb. If you go be sure to take the Victorian Kitchen tour - informative, entertaining, and delivered by a guide who knows, and obviously enjoys what he is talking about. Highly recommended."

Donate to the Dairy Larder appeal

Please select an amount

Minton, Hollins & Co No 2 six inch white tiles will be specially made for the project
£10 could help begin to replace 250 tiles, which are being specially made for the project by the original manufacturer.
£25 could help bring the window shutters back into use, allowing the space to be more protected from the elements.
The Dairy Larder at Dunster Castle is over 150 years old
Cleaning, repair and reinstatement of ceiling is needed urgently
£50 could help us to appoint professional conservators to clean, repair and reinstate the ceiling.
Or enter your own amount

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to our Dairy Larder appeal