Step inside the big house

Volunteer dusting mirror

The deep clean is now under full swing and the house will reopen again on Saturday 12 March 2016

Deep clean

Come January, Christmas will seem like a distant memory and with only eight weeks until the new season begins, the house is put to bed. Dust covers will blanket the furniture and the conservation team, with over 2000 items in their care, will begin the winter clean.

This period allows for a closer inspection of the collection, documenting any deterioration and carrying out environmental monitoring. Room by room the house will be cleaned top to bottom, furniture dusted, metals polished and textiles cared for to ensure our high standards are maintained.

Be sure to come and visit us in 2016 when the Cedar bedroom will be reinstated and back on our tour for the first time in five years.