Our conservation work
Every scone you buy, every membership and every donation help to keep our special places special for ever. Find how you're helping our gardens and houses in this content round-up.
Find out about the six main principles behind our conservation work to understand how and why we protect the properties and landscapes we care for.
The collection at Oxburgh Hall is maintained and conserved by our House Team. Find out how they make sure that Oxburgh can be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.
The glorious, 400-year-old Spangled Bed has now been taken apart so that it can be sent away for conservation.
A look at how we overcome the factors that contribute to the deterioration of our items and decorative features.
Admire Knole's precious collection of furniture and paintings up close in the Great Store, open 5 March – 30 October.
From preserving pictures to relocating fish, there's always something to keep us busy.
See how we care for the textiles in our collections. It's is a year round job!
We care for delicate tapestries in our collection; take a look at how we're using generous donations to preserve these works of art.
In 2016 we embarked on a project to conserve the fragile funerary achievement displayed in the Priory Church. Follow our progress as we reach each milestone, and find out how you can make a difference.
Learn about the incredible Elizabethan textiles and see how we're preserving them forever, for everyone.
Some areas of Knole are currently closed for building and conservation work, while several exciting new spaces will open this year. Find out what to expect from your visit today.
Restoration work is underway to restore the pond in the walled garden, improving the water quality for water plants, birds and wildlife.
Find out more about our work, what you'll find us doing at the moment, and how you can help.
Founded by civil servant William Blathwayt in the 17th-century, Dyrham house is currently in a state of transformation following a re-roofing project.
Hardwick is renowned for its collection of textiles and strong female story. The second of the four 'noble women' appliqué wall hangings - Lucretia - returned from conservation in 2016. Visitors will now be able to see her redisplayed alongside Penelope and discover more about their story.
Learn how Elizabeth I and her courtiers used portraits to promote themselves in a glamorous, dangerous world. From 7 June to 29 October in the House see this special display of Elizabethan portraits that reveal an exciting attribution.
Thomas developed a way of engraving wood which could rival the fine detail of metal engraving. He was very clever and brave enough to try various methods to ensure a clean cut and we need to preserve his history.
When we took down a tapestry in the house, we were shocked to find a large crack in the wall. Through the gap we could see the wall enclosed a narrow cavity covering a window.