Life below stairs

A man holding a plate ready to serve people for dinner

How do you keep an army of busy servants unseen from the noble family upstairs? Henry Holland found the answer to this with his clever interior design of Berrington Hall.

The hidden servants' staircase, an underground corridor and various hidden doorways help keep the hive of activity needed to maintain the mansion house out of sight of those who did not wish to concern themselves with such mundane matters.

From Georgian Dairy to Victorian Laundry - come and learn about the people who kept this beautiful house functioning. Cleaning and polishing its floors and dusting its ornaments from 1783 until the present day.

Come and see how the clothes were washed
A servant working in the laundry
Come and see how the clothes were washed

Take a walk around the house to see how the servants moved around unseen. Visit the House Keeper's Bedroom, or the Servants Hall. Or why not have a look at the Kitchen Larder and see a variety of classic Georgian goods and get an idea of what it would have been a servant at Berrington.