National Trust Dyrham Park
National Trust Dyrham Park’s conservation project presented once in a lifetime opportunities for visitors to experience new layers of the property.
This experience was not an apologetic ‘work in progress’ but a great opportunity for those familiar with Dyrham to experience a host of new experiences and for first-time visitors to experience a country house and estate in a completely new way.
Visitors were granted views of the landscape and mansion through a rooftop experience and connected with William Blathwayt’s world, using all their senses. The exhibitions interpreted a timeline of the building and architecture, from the gathering of materials, and the creation of a new building around an older great hall, to modern conservation and building processes, working together with traditional skills and crafts.
See Williams world in a new light
Stories of builders and architects from Dyrham’s past sat alongside the voices of those working on the project today.
This project was one with changing activities throughout; tracking the progress of build work, new objects going through conservation, even simple seasonal changes in the park and gardens.
Our collection of exhibitions, together with other internal and outdoor interpretation, and a full set of literature, allowed Dyrham to present an updatable and vibrant experience to all it’s visitors and supporters - new and existing.