See what’s new at National Trust places in Lincolnshire. 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:
- At Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens, enjoy the calm of the newly-opened first floor sitting room, which provides a dramatic backdrop to the new ‘Battle Lines’ exhibition.
- Various rooms in Belton House have been represented to tell the abdication story. It’s an opportunity for visitors to discover more about Perry and Kitty Brownlow and the family’s links to Edward VIII and the abdication crisis.
- Find out how to keep a castle clean; Tattershall Castle has conservation talks and tours that demonstrate the conservation considerations when cleaning and preserving a Grade 1 ancient monument.
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.
Staff at Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens made a thrilling discovery of previously uncatalogued maps and a plan of attack for the Battle of Loos, which belonged to Field-Marshal Sir Archibald (Archie) Montgomery-Massingberd, who lived at Gunby from 1936 until his death in 1947. The maps are the centrepiece of the new exhibition called ‘Battle Lines’ which launched in September 2015 and will be open for the whole of the 2016 season.
Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlands to plan a visit and discover something new at a National Trust place nearby.