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Scampston Conservatory - Spring 2016
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The Conservatory

The William Richardson conservatory, built in 1894, and the adjacent bothies behind the range of glasshouses, have been brought back to life with a new focus thanks to the help of a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

The Learning Centre provides facilities for heritage and educational activities available to schools, colleges and for adult learning.

Details of the latest courses and events can be found here

The conservatory is available for private hire – an ideal venue away for meetings, conferences, team building events or private parties.  Booking rate details available for download at the bottom of this page.

For details of School visits and education resources, please see our  education page.

The Conservatory Exhibition Rooms in the Bothies, allow visitor to discover more about the builders of glasshouses, the Scampston conservatory and its modern day architectural restoration.

Life at Scampston – Indoors and Out Exhibition

Over the past few years, we have been piecing together stories of Scampston – indoors and out – discovering what life was like on a country estate during the latter half of the last century. We have talked to gardeners, gamekeepers, woodmen, household staff and villagers, all of whom have kindly shared their memories with us. 

The  exhibition in the conservatory bothies shares some of their fascinating stories with photographs and audio clips. Full copies of the oral history transcripts and recordings are available for research purposes.

Regular updates, photos and stories from the project are also posted on the project blog available here.

To find out more, or to become involved as a volunteer at Scampston, please contact Gill Garbutt by email here.

For further information about our major funders please visit:

Heritage Lottery Fund
Country Houses Foundation
Finnis Scott Foundation

Scampston Estate, Estate Office, Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NG
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