Restoring our Steinway Piano

Project
A view of the Gold Room at Polesden Lacey with the piano in the foreground

No expense was spared when it came to the original décor at Polesden Lacey. Music lovers maintain that the Steinway & Sons grand piano in the Gold Saloon was the jewel in the crown. 

The current 1904 Steinway Model B piano was generously donated by Denis Walker, a long-standing Polesden Lacey volunteer. It’s part of the life and soul of Polesden, enjoyed
by many thousands of visitors each year and played by fabulous volunteer pianists.

Picking up some musical pointers at Polesden
A young boy gets some music tips from a volunteer at Polesden Lacey
Picking up some musical pointers at Polesden

Sadly, it’s now in need of some TLC. We’re raising money to restore the Steinway to its former glory. This involves replacing the soundboard, hammer, damper and keyboard mechanisms and the cast iron plate. We’re even conserving the original ivory keys and restringing.

Help us keep Polesden Lacey’s piano in fine fettle.