20 December 2022
Putting the House to Bed
After a busy season at the 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath the Museum Collections and Conservation Team spent two days putting the house to bed for the winter.
The site is a historic house containing real and replica furnishings which require checking for pests on a regular basis and a deep clean at the end of the season to deter any infestations.
The team vacuumed beams, carpets and wooden floors to remove dust and dirt.
Wooden furniture was polished with beeswax to clean, feed and nourish the wood and give it a traditional and natural waterproof coating.
The 1620s House and Garden will reopen for next season on 30 March 2023.