Light up The Argory appeal

We are currently restoring the acetylene gas lighting fittings back to their former glory. We urgently need your help to complete this exciting project.

The Argory lighting appeal

Help us light up The Argory

Help us light up The Argory this year by donating to phase two of our acetlylene lighting appeal.

How the lighting appeal adds up

  • There are 54 light fittings to be cleaned
  • It will take 700 hours of polishing
  • There are 111 years of dirt to be removed
" We’re asking all of those who love visiting The Argory to help us restore this prominent and unique feature of the house to its former glory for everyone to enjoy."
- Daniel Taylor, House and Collections Manager
The tack room at The Argory, polished, dressed and ready for visitors

The Tack Room at The Argory

Tired, damp and far from looking its best, the challenge was on to restore the Tack Room at The Argory to its former glory in time for the start of the new season.

painting the ceiling detail in the study at The Argory

Saved from the flood: Restoring the study at The Argory

Seven years after being badly damaged in a flood, the study in The Argory is in the final stages of a restoration project that will see it reopen to the public once again …

Donate to Light up The Argory appeal

Please select an amount

£10 will buy two tubes of specialist polish
£20 will help us clean a small brass fitting
£50 will help towards the cleaning of the west hall chandelier
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 irreplaceable treasures in our care. Memberships help to pay for some of the work we do. But they only go so far. Additional donations are crucial to maintaining our collections, from stunning works of silverware to personal keepsakes that bring the past to life. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work to our collections at this special place. With your support, we can continue to conserve, protect and provide access to these fascinating pieces of history. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to The Argory lighting appeal