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.

Picture of Shugborough Mansion and fountain

The Mansion

Learn about the Anson brother's 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.

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 looking at Shugborough's horizontal wall painting with a torch

Care, protection and restoration

We are undergoing some vital work to the Estate. Click here to find out more of what we are getting up to.

The Chinese House, Shugborough, Staffordshire

Parkland buildings, monuments and follies

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