Welcome to the Mompesson House conservation blog, written by our Conservation Assistant Kate.
Find out how the conservation team have been cleaning the Turnbull collection of 18th-century drinking glasses as part of the winter clean.
In this festive blog post Kate talks about preparations for opening the house at Christmas.
Each of Mompesson’s six clocks have their own unique personalities, writes our Conservation Assistant, Kate. All added together, however, they bring the house to life.
The daily opening of the shutters floods the house with light but how does this affect the collection? Kate looks at the different ways that light is monitored to protect the collection whilst still creating a wonderful experience for visitors.
Find out this month about the history and upkeep of our spectacular staircase at Mompesson House, including our homemade cleaning products.
Stopping pests eating the house and collection is not a job for the faint hearted. Armed with a microscope and a hoover our Conservation Assistant Kate tackles these tiny foes.
As the doors reopen at Mompesson House for the start of the season, we look behind the quiet facade to see what’s involved in getting the house ready for the public.
The winter clean is a vital part of how the National Trust looks after its collections. From behind Mompesson‘s closed doors our Conservation Assistant Kate lets you in on a few Trust secrets.
We're getting ready to reopen the house on the 26 November to celebrate a Georgian Christmas. Kate tells you about some of our preparations.
There’s a hidden side of every National Trust house. Secret rooms, quiet corridors and stairways behind locked doors. In her first blog post Kate explores the hidden side of Mompesson House.