What to see in Dyrham house

Conservation in Dyrham house walnut stairs

From Saturday 10 February Dyrham house is open daily from 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm), once inside you can find out more about founder William Blathwayt and see highlights of the collection.

Following the 2015/16 project to replace the leaking roof on the house, we have now turned our attention to the inside - carrying out vital conservation work on staircases, wall hangings and items in the collection.

The house is open daily for you to explore and learn more about the Blathwayt family which once lived here and the artwork, ceramics and furniture that can still be seen - including a fine collection of Dutch delftware.

'Mr Blathwayt's apartment'

The dressed rooms in the house known as 'Mr Blathwayt's apartment' are situated along the East front. They offer a flavour of 17th-century life, featuring highlights of the collection and some sensory additions, including smelling pouches and harpsichord music.

The Basement

The basement is home to an ornate dairy, servant's bells and a Victorian kitchen which is currently home our second-hand bookshop.

Conservation in action

Our team of conservators and volunteers spend the winter months on an annual check and clean of the house and the collection - checking woodwork for bugs, dusting and other delicate cleaning tasks. You can learn more about these from March with our behind the Scenes conservation tours.