The Clandon Park project: a timeline

The Marble Hall at Clandon Park

Since the night of the fire on April 29 2015 we’ve been through many extraordinary moments, both tough times and triumphs. The Clandon Park restoration project represents one of the most significant and ambitious projects the National Trust has ever embarked upon. An enormous undertaking, we now have the opportunity not only to show our respect for the heritage of the past, but also to create a new legacy for the future.  

Here you can follow a timeline of events from the early days of the project, through each major milestone, right up to the present day. We’ll continue to post developments here and update you with our progress on the journey towards our ultimate goal, welcoming visitors back to a restored, reimagined and rebuilt Clandon Park.

Latest updates

31 Jul 18

Landscape architect announced

Award winning landscape architects Robert Myers Associates (RMA) are appointed by the National Trust to join the restoration team at Clandon Park. While the gardens were left untouched by the fire, they form part of the restoration brief for the design team.

More about Robert Myers Associates

Landscape architect team at Clandon Park, Surrey

02 May 18

Opening the basement

We open Clandon's basement spaces for the very first time since the fire. Visitors have the opportunity to journey deep into the most damaged spaces at the heart of the house and explore previously unseen areas, revealing astonishing views from basement floor to scaffolding roof.

More on the basement spaces

Visitor in the basement corridor at Clandon Park, Surrey

30 Mar 18

Back into the house in 2018

We open the house to the public again, with access available to even more previously unseen spaces. With restoration and rebuild due to begin from 2019, visiting now presents a unique opportunity to see Clandon in its post-fire state, before access becomes more limited.

More on our house offer

Visitors on the walkway at Clandon Park