Trying out the pretty bits

A collage of spring blossom at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Here we are having a go at adding the pretty bits to our work to see if they work and if they look pretty. Ta dah, ta doo.

Caring for Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock House in Cornwall is full of many beautiful things which should be enjoyed by everyone, not just today but for many years to come.

To make sure this happens we have a dedicated conservation team who daily clean and inspect the house and collections, maintaining them in all their glory.

Portrait of Charlotte Payne-Townshend
Portrait of Charlotte Payne-Townshend
Portrait of Charlotte Payne-Townshend

Preventative conservation

Light can be a real destroyer, fading fabrics and paintings, especially watercolours. Monitoring light levels is one of the ways we can protect the collection, and is a major undertaking. Lanhydrock’s windows are fitted with conservation blinds which are adjusted throughout the day according to how sunny it is in each room.

Annual levels of light are measured with little blue wool squar

" Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate."
- Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
Camellia japonica Akashigata

Lanhydrock Camellia japonica Akashigata

Camelia Japonica Akashigata