A NEW exhibition is open at a country house near Ozleworth exploring objects which have been discovered there in the past 75 years. Newark Park has been in the care of the National Trust since 1949, and over the years, many interesting items have been uncovered in the grounds, basement and even inside the walls.

As part of a project to explore this period of discovery and conservation, the Hidden Objects exhibition invites visitors to get up close with an unusual collection which has never previously been on display.

From a Georgian shoe to a mysterious key, visitors can explore the rediscovered pieces and share their thoughts on the item’s origins. Commenting on the exhibition, Natalie Wallace, collections and house officer, said: “We’re so excited to show more of the weird and wonderful collection that we have at Newark.

“The objects on display are really intriguing.”

The exhibition can be viewed on the top floor of Newark house, which is open daily from 11am to 4pm.

A photobook of the exhibition is available for those unable to access the top floor of the house. The exhibition is free, though normal admission applies.

For more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park