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Rework'd project at Dyrham Park

Family walking along a path towards Dyrham Park, Bristol and Bath
Family visiting Dyrham Park, Bristol and Bath | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Dyrham Park Rework'd is an ambitious site-wide project to restore, revitalise and reimagine the house, garden and parkland. The work aims to create an engaging and meaningful journey into the 17th century while improving facilities.

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.

Project updates


House interpretation and parterre work

House fully reopened

New interpretation and visitor information to bring the stories of the house to life were installed in January 2023 and the house fully reopened.

Spring 2023

Work on the 'secret' passage that links the house to the village church was finished.

Autumn/winter 2023

The creation of a parterre in the garden by the west terrace is underway creating a striking connection to the house and garden.

Late 2023

Work is underway to install new wall coverings for the Gilt Leather Parlour in the house.

Italianate double staircase on the west front at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

Discover more at Dyrham Park

Find out when Dyrham Park is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

Our partners

Fundraising Regulator

The independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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The Wolfson Foundation

Building excellence through support for education, science, culture and health.

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The Royal Oak Foundation

The Royal Oak Foundation seeks to raise awareness of and advance the work of the National Trust by inspiring support from the United States for the Trust’s efforts to preserve and protect historic places and spaces.

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Historic England

Historic England is the government’s statutory adviser on the historic environment, championing historic places and helping people to understand, value and care for them.

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European Agricultural Fund for Regional Development

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) finances the EU's contribution to rural development programmes (RDPs).

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