Our work at Croome

The House Manager investigates the ceiling in the basement of Croome Court

Croome Court is glorious yet faded. Step inside and you'll find a house needing a bit of a helping hand. The house cracks, bends and bows at any opportunity, leaks are aplenty and we won't even mention the problems with Robert Adam's first ceiling.

A new era

Now we have the house in our care, we have grasped our chance to save this incredibly beautiful and interesting place.

We successfully applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £1.8 million grant which added to a further £3.2 million raised from generous donations from our visitors and grants from charitable trusts. This meant we were able to repair and re-service the house so it is safe, secure and usable. 

A new perspective

That's not all we're doing, however. We want Croome Court to be a completely different experience altogether and create innovative ways of telling Croome's stories.

We'll carry out the huge repair in front of you, encourage you to get involved and share the conservation and building works with you until the repair finishes.

A team effort

To transform the experience in the house, we'll be working with and nurturing 'new talent' like Croome's 18th-century owner, the 6th Earl of Coventry, who saw potential in emerging talent too.

We will involve our current and new volunteers like never before and work in true partnership with our local community, as well as designers and creative practitioners to deliver our ambitious plans.