Behind the Scenes

Find out more from the English Heritage team as we work to protect and bring to life over 400 sites around England.

Pests at home: the good, the bad and the ugly

An English Heritage conservation assistant kneeling on a patterned carpet and vacuuming it.
Posted:
20 April 2018
Posted By:
Wendy Richardson
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Behind the Scenes

Throughout the country we face a battle against an almost invisible enemy, our weapons a vacuum cleaner, magnifying glass and sticky traps. That’s right, the bugs are coming - and if we’re not vigilant, they could eat our collections… English Heritage staff caring for historic collections t...

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20 years at Down House – then and now

Detailed view of Darwin's worktable with letters, manuscripts and notebooks on display. ©Historic England
Posted:
3 April 2018
Posted By:
Dr Sarah Moulden
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Twenty years ago we reopened Down House so the public could follow Charles Darwin's footsteps through the place he called home for 40 years. The world-renowned scientist lived here with his wife Emma and their 10 children during the 19th century. While they were here, the ample grounds became Darwin...

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