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.

Prepping Ickworth Living history

Cooking in the 1930's

Learn about our living History cooks who brilliantly bring the 1930’s Basement Kitchen to life.

Research team Graham Ickworth

Discovering new stories at Ickworth 

The research team play a huge role at Ickworth in helping us tell our stories

exhibition changover Ickworth

Sharing our stories

Ickworth has a vast and historic collection of items and stories across hundreds of years. Discover how we choose which stories to share when you visit.

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.

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.