The leather bound visitors book at Polesden Lacey

Would you like to sign the visitors book?

How often have your stayed in a hotel or holiday home and signed the visitors book before you leave? Or possibly visited an interesting place and left your name in a book before your go? Visitors books are often kept to keep a record of those who passed through, to record your thoughts from a […]

The Bureau, being deep cleaned last year.

Become a Conservation Intern at Polesden Lacey

By now i’m sure you will all have read many blog posts by our fabulous Intern’s here at Polesden Lacey. If you haven’t don’t worry, I have left a selection of links below. Our conservation interns work very hard throughout their time at Polesden and gain a variety of skills. I really wanted to take […]

George Gershwin and Paul Whiteman

Sing Something Swingy – mark 2!

Back in June 2014 I wrote a blog post about our collection of 78 rpm records and the work we were doing to date, inventory and research their artists.  In that post I confidently said that we had a final total of 337 records – well that was definitely wrong! A couple of months ago […]

MARGARET (ANDERSON) McEWAN, THE HON. MRS RONALD GREVILLE (1863-1942), 1891, by Emile-Augustus Carolus-Duran (1838-1917), in the Picture Corridor at Polesden Lacey, Surrey. CMS: 1246442

New Research Talks: Mrs Greville by Carolus-Duran

2016 will be a year like no other at Polesden Lacey.  It’s the year our exciting new 363 plans officially begin which will see new offers, stories and treasures from Polesden’s past come to the fore, for 363 days of the year. With all this re-interpretation of old and new spaces, our avenues of research are […]


Putting the House to Bed

Traditionally most country houses close their doors for the winter and begin the winter deep clean which you will often hear called “putting the house to bed”. This is a process that has been carried out for hundreds of years. The task once performed by housemaids has been continued by house teams up and down […]