2012 sees the beginning of a new journey at Mount Stewart. The house has just embarked on a three year project which will involve important conservation work to the Grade A listed building.
The work includes important repairs and improvements to the structure and services in the house. Alongside this a program of conservation and research will help see the house, its contents and stories restored and brought back to life.
The project will be carried out in 3 phases:
- Phase 1 – Getting ready
- Phase 2 The building works – what’s to see
- Phase 3 Completed project – the unveiling
‘Phase 1 of the restoration project marks the beginning of a very important and significant journey for Mount Stewart. As a National Trust top priority project the £6m investment will help us to bring Edith, Lady Londonderry’s vision back to life and we will be keeping the house open so that our visitors can watch the work in progress. This will showcase the work we do to look after places in ways which will leave a legacy for future generations. You are very welcome to the property during the project and I hope that this project will allow you to discover or rediscover the beauty of this great place.’
Jon Kerr, Property Manager for Mount Stewart House and Garden