A BEHIND the scenes look at a major conservation project is on offer to visitors to an Anglesey stately home.

The 'Go Behind the Stage' event is being held at Plas Newydd from Saturday, July 20 and runs until the house closes on November 3, 2019.

It offers the opportunity to discover more about the largest conservation project by the National Trust in Wales to date and the work and events that have shaped the property on the banks of the Menai Strait.

As work to replace essential services such as rewiring and plumbing continues, visitors are being invited to discover more about the past, the present and the future work to protect and conserve the impressive house for future generations.

Plas Newydd has been through many changes. From the flamboyant extravagance of the fifth Marquess, who converted the family chapel into a Gaiety Theatre, to more practical changes brought about by the sixth Marquess and the Marchioness in the 1930s which including the addition of modern plumbing and central heating and the mural by Rex Whistler.

The house is undergoing a major refit of all the essential services. With teams of specialist contractors on site for the next two years, it will be the biggest upheaval to the house since the 1930s and the largest project of its kind undertaken by the National Trust in Wales.

The National Trust will be delving into historical documents and images and working together with architects, vPPR

Taya Drake, House and Collections Manager at Plas Newydd said "the work being undertaken in the house is a huge project; moving and protecting all collection items and decorative interiors in some way. A project of this scale doesn’t happen very often in the lifetime of a house this size."