The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio

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

Important notice -

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However The Royal Oak Foundation Conservation Studio is currently closed.

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 

The conservation studio is currently closed to visitors. When we reopen you can experience our beautiful studio space for yourself by taking a guided tour with one of our conservators. You'll have a 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 2013 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.