Discover something new at the National Trust in Nottinghamshire
See what’s new at National Trust places in Nottinghamshire. Every year new discoveries are made and fresh information comes to light. A visit to a National Trust place in 2016 has the potential to reveal new stories about past residents, new objects on display or simply new views as the plants and gardens come to life.
The seasonal changes and new discoveries are what make National Trust places great places to visit. They are also one of the key reasons why regular visitors return to favourite locations time and time again, to see what’s new!
These are just a few of the things to discover in the local area this spring:
A new exhibition on health and social welfare provision is opening at The Workhouse. This thought-provoking display will also include new information about the Galley Hill isolation hospital close by.
At Clumber Park, the Walled Kitchen Garden will be coming into bloom with a wide variety of scented flowers and plants as well as home-grown produce.
Discover the story of changing fashions and of a frugal existence, where clothing was re-darned and mended rather than thrown away, at Mr Straw’s House. There is a selection of the family’s clothing on show, from hats to bags, coats to trousers, collars to baby clothes.
Phil Bittner, National Trust Visitor Experience Consultant said: “Treasures and stories from the past regularly get uncovered at the places we care for. Sometimes they are new items with a connection to the place or the people that have lived there, and other times they are discovered as a result of research being carried out. Obviously, our first priority is always to preserve contents so that everyone can enjoy them for years to come but we love sharing discoveries and the evolving stories with visitors because they get just as excited as us”.
As well as the smaller changes, there have been some larger discoveries in recent years too.
In autumn 2015, the floors and cellars of the Duke of Newcastle’s eighteenth century mansion were discovered at Clumber Park. The discovery was made during work to install new drainage for visitor facilities. This spring and summer visitors will have the opportunity to see the ground floor of Clumber House, which is no longer there, mapped out with the images showing how the rooms looked and at some point in the future it’s hoped the floors and cellars will be visible to the public too.
Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlands to plan a visit and discover something new at a National Trust place nearby.