Plas Newydd Whistler Carpet Appeal

The Whistler dining room at Plas Newydd is no ordinary room with its decorative scheme including the mural and a colourful hand-woven carpet chosen by the family in the 1930s. After more than 70 years of family gatherings and thousands of visitors, the carpet has finally reached the point of retirement. With your help, we can restore this room to its former glory.

Rex Whistler's 58 foot mural at Plas Newydd, Anglesey
  • We need 12 special dyes to recreate the design
  • The carpet had over 160,000 footsteps last year
  • We need to recreate over 40 feet of hand-woven carpet

Donate to Plas Newydd Whistler Carpet Appeal

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Detail of Rex Whistler's mural at Plas Newydd
£5 will allow us to recreate one square foot of carpet
£20 helps us to buy two feet of hand-stitched seam
Marking out the design of the original 1930s carpet.
Choosing the dyes for the carpet in the Whistler dining room at Plas Newydd.
£40 would go towards buying one of the 12 special dyes
Or enter your own amount
Detail of Rex Whistler's mural at Plas Newydd

A talented young artist at Plas Newydd

Rex Whistler, born in 1905, was commissioned to paint a conversation-piece in the Dining Room. Rex fell in love with the family's eldest daughter - Lady Caroline. Rex spent much time with the family in the 1930s, becoming a great friend to the 7th Marquess.

" Losing the carpet is devastating. It's about celebrating and experiencing the room in its originally intended design with the rich colours and patterns. "
- Taya Drake, House and Collections Manager
Murlun 58 troedfedd Rex Whistler ym Mhlas Newydd, Ynys Môn.

Apêl carped Whistler

Nid ystafell arferol yw ystafell fwyta Whistler ym Mhlas Newydd – mae’n cynnwys murlun trawiadol a charped lliwgar wedi’i wehyddu â llaw. Cafodd hwn ei ddewis gan y teulu yn yr 1930au. Ar ôl dros 70 mlynedd o fynd a dod gan y teulu a miloedd o ymwelwyr, mae’n bryd i’r carped ymddeol. Gyda’ch help chi, gallwn adfer yr ystafell i’w hen ogoniant.

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 ever, for everyone.

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