In 2018 I joined the National Trust as Curator for Cornwall from the Netherlands. My background is in medieval studies, archaeology and as museum curator. I particularly like exploring the heritage of coastal areas.
As Curator, I work with a wide range of sites, from coast and countryside to manor houses and collections. Trelissick has a bit of all of this. People visit the estate for varying reasons, whether it is to see a piece of the collection or walk the dog in the parkland. Here are my ideas of what you can go see when you visit Trelissick.
It is hard to miss the beautiful view from Trelissick house, but did you know there are good and historic views around the estate and garden?
There is a real sense of discovery when you explore this headland with prehistoric remains and an industrial 18th-century quay on foot.
In the house you can have a close look at some interesting objects from the former Copeland China Collection.
The whole of Trelissick’s garden is a must-see, but if I have to recommend one spot it is this.
An unexpected surprise is the presence of Italian embroidered silk in the drawing room.