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Project work at Coughton Court

Storage in Dining room at Coughton Court
Storage in Dining room at Coughton Court | © National Trust/Abi Chandler

Throughout the summer months visitors will notice lots of projects starting to take shape around the stable yard, café and the house here at Coughton.

Project Work at Coughton Court

Firstly, we’ll be installing a new fire alarm system, bringing our current system up to date with the latest model. Disruption to your visit will be minimal, but you may see and hear the works taking place and we apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. This essential work will help to protect the house, collections, and the people that live, work, volunteer and visit here for years to come.

Also, you’ll see the moving of collection items in the house as we prepare for another vital project taking place in the autumn. In preparation for this project, some rooms are starting to look a little different as we begin to pack up the collection for when conservation works begin. The house will still be open during this time, but you may notice our house team moving objects and some rooms may be closed on your visit.

What can you expect from your visit

This exciting project to address deterioration of the building will give visitors a behind the scenes look into a large-scale conservation project. Our knowledgeable volunteers are still on hand to tell visitors all about the history of the Throckmorton family and the stories that make Coughton so special. By staying open during the project the support of our members and paying visitors helps to fund this vital conservation work and to protect and preserve the property for future generations.

Latest updates

The team have been busy preparing and packing some of the rooms, here’s what they currently look like…

Office space now Storage space at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Office space is now storage space during the roof project | © National Trust/Bill Alloway

Upstairs Office

The house team have been busy setting up the upstairs office with racking for storing the collection which will house boxes of packed items, chairs, tables, and other bits of furniture as we empty the rooms.

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We’ll be updating this page regularly with news and updates on the projects as they progress as well as updates on what you can expect from your visit.

Every penny spent at Coughton helps us to look after and support the care of this special place. Thank you for your support.

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