CALKE Abbey is inviting the public to take an exclusive look behind its closed doors.
On Thursday the conservation team will be revealing their tricks of the trade in the Conservator’s Workshop, a space not usually open to the public.
John Parkinson, house and collections manager, said: ‘Calke has more than
20,000 objects in the collection and this huge figure is rising. It takes 60 hours of cleaning a week.
“This event is a great opportunity to find out how our skilled team look after every object with specialist techniques. Plus it’s always exciting to see a secret space that you’re not usually allowed to visit.”
Sessions are at 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Tickets cost £5 per person, and booking is required by phoning 01332 863822
Calke Abbey, near Ticknall, is a Grade I listed country house, in the care of the National Trust. The site was an Augustinian priory from the 12th century until its dissolution by Henry VIII.