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.

 Simon McCormack, conservation manager, making final adjustments to the newly restored state bed at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
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Hands On or Hands Off?

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

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Resting Red House for the winter

Red House, London

Red House is now closed to visitors until Saturday 29 February 2020, but that doesn’t mean we’re standing still. Find out what we get up to behind closed doors.

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January FAQ's

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Your guide to making the most of your visit this month.

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Conservation Studio at Knole

Knole, Kent

Discover how National Trust looks after their treasures with the Conservation Studio at Knole's interactive sensory displays ...

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Blog: Newton House Conservation

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

This January, the National Trust team at Dinefwr will be working hard to carry out important conservation work inside our very special buildings. Go behind the scenes with our Senior Conservation Assistant.

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What’s new at Dinefwr this January?

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Find out the new and exciting plans for Dinefwr’s special places this season.

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The fire at Uppark

Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex

Tragedy struck Uppark in 1989 when much of the house was destroyed by fire. An incredible rescue operation was soon followed by the Trust's most complex restoration.

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Completed Projects at Wimpole

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Wimpole has a number of both large and small projects that have taken place over the last few years and here are just a few examples.

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Our conservation principles

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.

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Ongoing conservation works

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Just maintaining a site such as Wimpole requires a huge ongoing programme of repairs, painting and conservation, not only the buildings, but railings, pathways, furniture, books, borders and farm buildings.

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Care, Clean and Conserve - Behind the scenes with the house team

Greys Court, Oxfordshire

Find out what it takes to look after the house and the collection when you look round the house this January and February.

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Putting the house to bed at Waddesdon

Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire

Now that the main season is over, the house team will be working hard to ‘put the house to bed’ for the winter.

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Treasured: the care and conservation of Hughenden’s collection

Hughenden, Buckinghamshire

Hughenden's new special exhibition, celebrating 125 years of National Trust care, features pieces from the collection with a story to tell.

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Overwinter Conservation at Coughton Court

Coughton Court, Warwickshire

You might think that conservation takes a rest whilst the house is closed for the winter but he house team are super busy and are deep into our annual clean. Read on to find out what they are up to.

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Autumn conservation week at Knole

Knole, Kent

Visit Knole during Conservation Week from Tue 3 - Sat 7 September and find out how we care for the house and its wonderful collections.

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Knole's Showrooms Revealed

Knole, Kent

Find out more about our 'Inspired by Knole' conservation project in this second article in our series of conservation posts by Conservation Assistant Henry Weeds.

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Spring Conservation Week at Knole

Knole, Kent

Visit Knole during Conservation Week from Tue 4 - Sun 9 June and find out how we care for the house and its wonderful collections.

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Conserving and Preserving at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire

Ever wondered what it takes to care for Anglesey Abbey?