Project updates

Information signpost at Shugborough

The management of the Shugborough Estate transferred back to the National Trust on 1 November 2016, after being looked after by Staffordshire County Council since 1966.

We have exciting plans and want the whole estate to flourish, so have a project team working hard on-site. As a large amount of transformation work is needed, including improved parking and signage and better access to the parkland the estate will remain closed over the winter period.

We reopened Shugborough on 21 March 2017. From then on the estate has been open year-round, closing only for Christmas Day.

You can keep up to date on the latest information below.

Latest updates

15 Mar 18

We welcomed Tamworth pigs

Our farm team worked hard to get our hoggeries to the right standard to house our 6 tamworth piglets.

Tamworth pigs at Shugborough

13 Mar 18

Work begins on re-imagining the glasshouses

With the help of Small Woods willow weavers, our team are re-imagining the lost glasshouses with a willow structure filled with dahlias. It will look glorious in full bloom in the summer.

The team from Small Wood creating a willow sculpture

17 Feb 18

Tower of the Winds is now open

After careful conservation, the ground floor of the Tower of the Winds is now open to the public to wonder and discover.

Tower of the Winds, Shugborough, Staffordshire