Caring for our collections in the Midlands

It's not just our amazing buildings and outdoor spaces that need constant care and monitoring. Each of our special places have their own beautiful and entirely individual collection that keep our staff, volunteers and specialist conservators very busy.

Please Do Not Touch sign on a glass display case at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire

Hands On or Hands Off? 

Our new project to discover the best ways to explain our conservation work to visitors.

Meet the conservators

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Charlecote's pipe dream

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

Raffle ticket sales will play a large part in funding our new heating project. Discover more about why this important new work is so necessary and how you can help.

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Conservation at Coughton Court

Coughton Court, Warwickshire

We've been busy carrying out lots of vital conservation work..

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Making conservation clear

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

We want our visitors to have the best experience possible, that’s why we’re taking part in a regional project called Hands On or Hands Off? At Upton House and Gardens, we are focusing on the language we use across the property to explain what can and can’t be touched.

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The Workhouse – Past, Present, Future

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

The new Workhouse aims to reinforce and re-establish the role that this property should play in society today, telling the story of how society has tackled poverty, health and social welfare both then and now.

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Why The Workhouse is conserving Firbeck Infirmary

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Discover why we decided to embark on this ambitious five year project for our visitors.

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An art collection to rival the best

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Discover the treasures collected by Lord Bearsted over his lifetime. From rare porcelain to paintings by a wide variety of famous artists. All on display throughout the house just as they were in Lord Bearsted’s time.

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Conserving history at The Workhouse - If Walls Could Talk

The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

The ‘Hands On or Hands Off?’ project at The Workhouse involves the collaboration with local community groups as we carry out vital conservation work.

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Your key to unlock Belton’s treasures

Belton House, Lincolnshire

Belton House is packed full of treasures and bursting with history. To ensure you get the best experience, and to help protect the historic collection, entry to the house is by timed entry key.

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Vintage poster exhibition 2019

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Join us at Upton House this spring to see an exclusive collection of vintage posters from London’s 200-year-old Tottenham Court Road furniture store, Heal’s.

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The piano undergoes conservation

Croft Castle and Parkland, Herefordshire

The piano that has entertained visitors for many years has been given some TLC and we want to thank you and tell you all about it.

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Explore Gunby's Curiosity Cabinet

Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, Lincolnshire

Find out more facts about conservation by peeking in the drawers of Gunby's new addition: a modern take on a Curiosity Cabinet.

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What's on in June at Brockhampton?

Brockhampton, Herefordshire

Find out what you can see and do this June.

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Conservation and cleaning at Calke

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Even the un-stately home needs cleaning every now and then. Discover what happens each day before Calke opens its doors to visitors.

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Maintaining the manor house

Brockhampton, Herefordshire

Discover how we care for Lower Brockhampton Manor

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The window conservation begins

Berrington Hall, Herefordshire

Discover how we are repairing the windows all around the castle.