Behind the scenes this January and February at Greys Court

A volunteer cleaning a book from the collection

This January and February we’re doing a lot of work in the mansion at Greys Court to make sure it’s all clean and that all the items in the collection don’t have any damage or wear that needs repairing. This year we’re hosting new conservation tours during these quieter months to give you an insight into what we’re getting up to throughout the house. You’ll also be able to get a sneak peek on the usual house tour.

Conservation tour with the team

Twice a week a member of the conservation team will be giving a general tour of the work we’re doing in the house to protect this family home, giving insights into the types of tasks done in their role, as well as a brief history of the collection they’re protecting.  You’ll get to see what we mean when we say that we’re ‘putting the house the bed’!

These tours will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11am and will last for 30 minutes. However, as the tour will be going through narrow spaces, we can only host a maximum of 7 people per tour. 

Book cleaning in the library at Greys Court, Oxfordshire
Lady cleaning a book for conservation purposes in the Greys Court house

Specialist textile conservation tour

We’re also going to have a very special conservation tour with the very knowledgeable and skilled textiles conservation volunteers, and it will cover the conservation work done to protect the textiles in the collection at Greys Court. 

This tour will be running every Thursday at 12pm and we can only take a maximum of 7 people on the tour due to the small spaces we take you.

A volunteer stitching some curtains for the house.
A volunteer stitching some curtains for the house.

Usual house tour information

Tours will be available Monday to Friday at 11:30, 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30. Saturday and Sunday tours will be at 11:00 and 12:00, with free-flow entrance to the house from 13:00.

We cannot take bookings for any of these tours, so make sure to arrive nice and early to collect a ticket from the visitor reception, as they will be handed out on a first come first served basis. The tour will be free but normal admission charges will apply. Normal admission prices apply.