The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio

A table set with artists' materials including paints, pigments and a palette and palette knife

Important notice -

From Wednesday 19 May 2021 The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio will be re-opening. Please check our opening times and don't forget to pre-book your visit on the Knole website if you wish to use the car park.

Conserving and preserving our history for the future.

The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio

Our work

An 18th century gold-gilded sconce from the Ballroom at Knole, Kent

Conservation success stories 

Discover how the team at the conservation studio use a variety of techniques to conserve some very special and unique items from our collections. From restoring gilding on a handsome ballroom sconce, to bringing the resplendent Knole Kussenkast back to life, to piecing together two well-loved, terracotta cockerels.

The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio

Get involved

5 conservators in the Conservation Studio at Knole

Meet the team 

Meet our multi-disciplinary team of talented conservators who work in the conservation studio, keeping our collections in tip-top condition.

The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio

Things to see and do

The interior of the Conservation Studio at Knole

What to expect 

You can experience our beautiful studio space and have the unique opportunity to see first-hand conservation in action, as the team work on their current projects.

The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio

History

The new gabled roof put in place in 2016 at the barn, Knole, Kent

Uncover the secrets of the 600 year old Knole Barn 

With medieval origins as an agricultural building, find out how the barn survived a fire in 1887 and how the Inspired by Knole project gave it a new lease of life as a conservation studio.