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Conservation in Action: Hungry Bugs & Beasties

Come along and see how the House team are combatting insect pest problems.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

One of the biggest threats to our historic objects is the active presence of certain insects. Organic materials such as wool, paper, silk and wood are plentiful at Sizergh and make the perfect home for pests such as webbing clothes moths and furniture beetle (woodworm). Left unchecked, so many beautiful and important items would quite literally turn to dust. Four times a year the collections team do an insect pest ‘headcount’ of what we catch in our sticky traps, which help us to know where we might have infestations, and what we can do to prevent further damage.

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The basics

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Please ask a member of staff on arrival at the House entrance for details on where this conservation work will take place.

Accessibility

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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