What happens during the closed season?

All this beautiful Spring sunshine has encouraged us to reflect on what has been a busy and productive winter this year at the Manor. Normally we start the winter clean in an upstairs room and work down or in a downstairs room and work up in a rather methodical manner that has been planned by the…

Access and conservation – a balancing act

Working in an historic house can often mean walking a tightrope between access and conservation. As an organisation we want to protect houses and collections that we care for, but we also want to welcome visitors to enjoy these special places. So, where can issues arise in this? Historic houses were never designed to carry…