Clandon Park

Follow our progress on the journey to rebuild Clandon Park, honouring the rich heritage of its past and creating a new legacy for the future

Clandon Park

Our work

5 K'ang Hsi vases on display at the V&A

Clandon Park vases on show at the V&A 

Discover a new display at the V&A; Garnitures: Vase sets from National Trust Houses, featuring five porcelain vases rescued from Clandon Park on the night of the fire. Central to our project is the provision of access to the property and its collection and these are the first collection items to be displayed to the public.

Archaeologists at work at Clandon Park

The salvage phase 

At the end of July 2016, following just over a year of work, we completed the initial phase of our project. Our archaeological salvage work has produced remarkable finds including objects that survived the fire miraculously preserved. Learn more from our project team about each of these objects, their individual disciplines and the unique challenges they faced in their specialist roles.

Clandon Park


The south front and parterre at Clandon Park before the fire

Clandon before the fire 

Clandon Park was one of the country’s most complete examples of a Palladian mansion, built for the Onslow family in the 1720s. The house was given to us in 1956 and re-presented to showcase a superb collection of 18th century furniture, porcelain and textiles. Learn more about Clandon before the fire in April 2015, and see why our work to salvage the collection and rebuild the house is so important.

Garden history

Family history


The First World War