The Textile Conservation Studio

Important notice -

Our studio is currently closed for all visits until further notice.

The Studio aims to provide a complete conservation service for historic textiles

The Textile Conservation Studio

Things to see and do 

Join us to create a wall hanging that represents your personal insight into the therapeutic nature of stitch

Quick, Quick, Slow: The Therapeutic Nature of Stitch 

Join us on a voyage of discovery to create a community wallhanging inspired by the National Trust and the therapeutic nature of stitch.

The Textile Conservation Studio

Our work

The Textile Conservation Studio

Get involved

Textile Conservation Intern working on state bed at Blickling Hall

Textile Conservation Studio Internship 

Find out what our newest Levy Textile Conservation Intern Rosie Butler-Hall has been up to on her two year internship at the Textile Conservation Studio.

The Textile Conservation Studio

Learning

Former Textile Adviser at Osterley

Discover even more about our work & collections 

We've a vast collection of textiles and many people with a wealth of knowledge on the subject. Learn from them as they tell you more about our collection.

The Textile Conservation Studio

Art and collections

Tapestry depicting the Homecoming of Ulysses

Great tapestries in our collections 

We look after the largest collection of tapestries in Britain and one of the largest in the world, with around 650 items in over 200 historic houses.

Conservator working on Hardwick Hall's Gideon tapestries at the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio in Blickling, Norfolk

Gideon tapestry at Hardwick Hall: the object I love... 

In our latest Curator’s blog, Maria Jordan, the National Trust's Textile Conservation Studio Manager at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, describes her experience working on one of the oldest and largest tapestries we care for - Hardwick Hall’s 'Story of Gideon'. She tells us what goes into conserving these large textile treasures and why one from this set of 13 has become a favourite.