Unlocking Polesden's unseen spaces

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Get all the latest updates about our ambitious plan to restore and reveal 18 new rooms in the house that have never before been seen by the public, including the servants quarters and the king's suite. 

Journey with us as we discover stories left untold for years.... until now.

Latest updates

16 Sep 16

New 'Unseen Spaces' tours open to Polesden visitors

Join one of our new unseen spaces tours and explore behind-the-scenes in the house. Discover private spaces, like the king's suite and the servants' quarters, and find out how we plan to restore these rooms, which have never been seen by National Trust visitors... until now.

Find out what happens on an unseen spaces tour.

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23 Aug 16

Beer to Champagne: the rise of a sparkling socialite

After months of restoration work, William McEwan's bedroom will finally open to the public for the first time this autumn as part of Beer to Champagne: the rise of a sparkling socialite.

Discover more about our exciting autumn theme.

Polesden Lacey's honeycomb diamond tiara on a red cushion

23 Aug 16

Heritage restoration: tools of the trade

Contractors Alex and Dudley explain the techniques and special considerations that need to be made when restoring a heritage home.

Read more about the tools of the restoration trade.

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