Scaffold Tour 07.09.20

Monday 7 September, 11am

About the event

The Stowe House Preservation Trust are currently restoring the State Drawing Room to how it would have looked in 1805 when it was sketched by a lady called Betsey Wynne, a frequent visitor to the House with her husband Captain, later Admiral Sir, Thomas Fremantle who fought at Trafalgar with Admiral Lord Nelson.

We are currently cleaning and restoring the ceiling and cornices, on this tour you will get the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of this restoration work and see the State Drawing Room from a whole new angle! 

Each tour will be led by one of our fabulous volunteers, who will take a group of up to 8 people up to a scaffold platform to talk about the different aspects of the restoration and to show you the expert work being carried out. 

You will be invited to a safety briefing before donning a hard hat and a hi-vis vest and tackling the four-storey scaffold tower to the building site.

Terms and Conditions

  • Climbers must be over 16 years old
  • Climbers must wear sturdy, secure shoes. Ballet pumps, flip flops and heels are not allowed.
  • We will be observing 2 metre Social Distancing, masks (please bring your own) will need to be worn whilst inside the house and we will provide gloves and hand sanitiser on arrival.
  • Bags must be left in the secure room at the beginning of the tour.
  • We advise any cameras are secured with a wrist or neck strap. The Stowe House Preservation Trust is not responsible for damage to any belongings taken on the scaffolding.
  • Climbers are responsible for judging their ability to tackle the Scaffold Climb. Please think carefully about whether you are happy with the height and if you a physically capable of climbing the stairs.

Scaffold Climbs will not be running on weekends or Bank Holidays as the building site will be closed on these days.