Heritage

Your visits help us to preserve and protect the heritage at our places and spaces - for ever, for everyone

Conservator Steve Clare re-installs Tudor stained glass at The Vyne
The Vyne rooftop walkway during a £5.4 million restoration project

How we're opening up our roof conservation work for you to see 

Discover how we're opening up our roofs for you to explore as we carry out vital conservation work to make our houses watertight for the future.

Conservators Judy Wetherall and Pete Jenkins retouching one of eight gilded sconces in the new Conservation Studio

Faded magnificence: Rescuing Knole and its collections from decay 

Discover more about our work to save Knole in Kent from centuries of damp and decay. Curator Emma Slocombe explores the project as its state-of-the-art Conservation Studio opens to the public.

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Uncovering the whale bone mystery

For nearly 150 years, a mysterious pair of whale jawbones have flanked the doorway in the Great Hall at Cotehele in Cornwall. Cutting edge DNA analysis and a recent housekeeping discovery have shed new light on the bones and how they came to Cotehele.

Our work to protect the nation's heritage

Calke Abbey visitors looking at collections of objects

Collections online 

Our collections are an important part of our heritage. From artistic treasures to the quirky and bizarre, you can explore more than 800,000 objects on our collections site.

Mount Stewart's damaged Vinery

Mount Stewart appeal 

With your support we've achieved so much to transform the gardens at Mount Stewart, but we've still a way to go to fully restore them to their former beauty. We recently acquired 900 acres of surrounding land, including the Walled Garden and vinery, which are both in urgent need of repair.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to your membership, we're able to protect special places for ever, for everyone