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Conservation in Action: Banqueting Hall Tapestry

Watch the House team undertake vital conservation work on the Banqueting Hall tapestry.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The ‘Philosopher King’ Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180AD. In this woollen and silk tapestry woven circa 1660 in Antwerp, he is depicted lecturing his wife on the subject of marriage and children. ‘Marcus Aurelius Berating Faustinia’ requires an in-situ clean on both its front and reverse, to remove years of dust and debris whilst being extremely careful not to remove any fibres from the tapestry itself.

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When you arrive at the House, please ask a member of staff where the conservation event is taking place.

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Access to the first floor is up 26 steps, each around 15cm high. There are handrails either side of the staircase. Unfortunately, there is no ramp or lift available.

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