Keeping a roof over our heads

November 18, 2020 - Tracy Foster

A recent survey has uncovered the need for urgent roof repairs to Claverton Manor in order to prevent damage to the historic building and our collection.

The majority of these repairs is funded by a major grant from the Historic Houses Foundation, as part of the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, via intermediary sourcing by Historic England.

Museum Director Richard Wendorf has said that ‘We are thrilled to have been awarded a major grant from the Historic Houses Foundation to pay for urgent roof repairs to Claverton Manor. This funding is part of the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund in collaboration with Historic England. This will not only help us to preserve our distinctive Grade-1-listed building, set in unique gardens and parkland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but will also protect our unique museum collection from damage caused by the elements. We are immensely grateful to the Foundation for helping us to preserve our unique building and institution.’