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Book cleaning in the house at Dyrham Park

Watch the team carefully clean books from the collection every other Tuesday in the Gilt Leather Parlour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Staff and volunteers will be cleaning, checking and recording books from the collection normally housed in the Plod Chamber. This collection includes Shakespeare, Ovid, Byron plus an Anglo-Dutch dictionary from 1681. A special book cushion, a gentle vacuum cleaner, a pony hair brush and special lamps are used for the process.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

Inside the house in the Gilt Leather Parlour.

Accessibility

There is level access.

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