Messy Mondays: Conservation for Kids

Polesden Lacey House Blog

Kids: Think conservation work is only for qualified National Trust staff? Think again!  This is the perfect time for all of you kids, with your mums and dads, to come and do some conservation work at Polesden!  Now ‘conservation’ is a big word and it’s a really big thing to think about for us at Polesden Lacey.  We look after such a big range of old objects, furniture and fun paintings, and they all need to be CARED FOR.   Conservation is where we CARE FOR our objects, making sure they’re not too dusty, don’t get damaged or that little bugs don’t nibble them away…

One of our conservation cleaners.... One of our conservation cleaners….

In the 1920s, when Mrs Greville lived here at Polesden, she had lots of servants to look after all of her exciting bits of furniture and paintings.  See this photo below? You can see her servants outside the house!

Polesden  Lacey's servants in the 1920s Polesden Lacey’s servants…

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