Plans for Dyrham Park
The project is wide-reaching. It included work to bring 17th-century elements back to the garden, adding paths to the parkland, major works to re-present the house's interior, a new exhibition and a revitalised play area and café at Old Lodge.
Work has been carefully planned to allow Dyrham Park to stay open throughout the period of works. Wherever possible, work will be carried out in view of visitors. When areas are out of bounds, alternative spaces will be open and there will always be people to talk to and information in place so visitors feel part of the journey.
Funding for the project
The work so far has been funded through central funds and fundraising as well as donations from individuals and charitable trusts including The David Webster Charitable Trust, The Medlock Charitable Trust and the Wolfson Foundation. A recent grant provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Culture Recovery Fund and support from Little Greene covered much of the costs of the West Gates, the church passage and the decorative works in the house.
Funding for the work in the house has also been provided by the Royal Oak Foundation, the American membership affiliate of the National Trust whose mission is to raise awareness of and advance the work of the National Trust by inspiring support from the United States.
The Old Lodge café and parkland paths project, which saw the installation of all-weather paths along historic routes and the conversion of barn buildings into a café, received funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.