Our history

Explore our Georgian mansion, servant’s quarters and Lichfield apartments and all the hard work that is going into protecting these amazing stories.

Nicholas Dall's painting showing Shugborough from the West front.

The creators of paradise

Shugborough was designed to be Thomas Anson's 'Perfect Paradise'. Discover all the people that made it possible.

Woman taking a picture of the ceiling in Shugborough's Dining Room

The Mansion

Learn about the Anson brothers in the Mansion at Shugborough.

A photograph showing copper saucepans on shelves

The Servants' Quarters

Discover life below stairs in the Servants' Quarters

Lord Lichfield and his dog

The Lichfield Apartments

The former home of Patrick Lichfield is open after some essential conservation work.

Family watering plants

Get involved at Shugborough Estate

Over May and June you can lend a helping hand to care for this special place on your visit. There are a whole host of activities for you to get stuck into every day from feeding chickens to waxing our floors; see what we have got going on here.

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.

Conservator conserving wall paintings

Care, protection and restoration

Click here to see what we are getting up to when we conserve inside our buildings.

Tower of the Winds, Shugborough, Staffordshire

Parkland buildings, monuments and follies

An ornate dairy, a Greek temple, and a Chinese house are just some of the parkland features.