Conservation in action

Our dedicated House and Conservation team are committed to caring for and conserving the vast collection at Ickworth, so it is here for years to come. Discover how they do this below and uncover a world behind the scenes of a Grand House.

Monitoring dust ickworth

Not letting the dust settle 

Dust build up can be destructive to the appearances of our collection within the house and our Conservation team work hard to prevent this through a variety of techniques.

book binding ickworth

An exhibition - Bound to Last 

Discover our new exhibition in the Library exploring the history of Ickworth's book collection and Theodora's initiative of book binding to protect the collection.

Nikki conservation assistant at Ickworth

Setting the Scene

Find out how we dress Ickworth's Servants' Quarters as the 1930's

Prepping for Living History Ickworth

Bringing history to life 

Join us for a Living History day and explore our 1930s servants basement through those who lived there.

Volunteers help 'put the house to bed' at Ickworth

Keeping up with the Conservation 

Find out more about our big winter clean and why the House might look slightly different during these winter days.

Gabby clocks Ickworth

Winding back the clocks

Ickworth is full of unique treasures and artwork, an 18th century palace which is cared for by a dedicated conservation team.

conservation studio at ickworth

A glimpse into the past 

Find out how Theodora's coronation robes are being conserved and when they will be on display for the first time ever!