The Mansion

Picture of Shugborough Mansion and fountain

Join us as we tell the tale of two brothers through focusing on key pieces in our collection. One brother on a quest for money, influence and adventure and the other on a quest for paradise, culture and quality.

Exploring the house

When Shugborough was handed over the the National Trust in November 2016, we decided to change the ways in which we tell our stories. Instead of showing rooms in their traditional setting, we celebrate key pieces in our collection and use them to evoke the tales of adventures, travels and triumphs of the brothers Thomas and George Anson.

You can explore the Mansion at your own pace and marvel at the glorious colours, textures and detail. You will be able discover the intrepid journey of George, who was only the second englishman to circumnavigate the globe aboard his ship the centurion, and his capture of a Spanish treasure galleon, which ultimately funded much of the Shugborough Estate. 

When you visit the Room of Imaginary Landscapes, you will see that we have started our project to conserve the large wall paintings. 

Conservator looking at Shugborough's horizontal wall painting with a torch

Bringing our paintings off the wall

Find out about our upcoming project to conserve the wall paintings in the Room of Imaginary Landscapes.