Who owns Paxton House?

Paxton House Trust

the Paxton House trust

Our Story

Paxton was a much loved family home for 230 years until, on 17th November 1988, the last laird of Paxton House, John Home Robertson, gave the country house and its 80 acre estate to the nation for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone. After a public appeal, part of the endowment was provided by the National Heritage Memorial Fund and The Paxton House Trust was born. Today, the Paxton House Trust exists to guide this vision and preserve the Paxton House legacy.

The Paxton House Trust

our Mission

The mission of the Paxton Trust is simple: to preserve, protect and enhance, for public benefit, Paxton House, its collection and the estate in which it stands. The trust’s chief goals are to facilitate and encourage access to and appreciation and study of the collection, to advance the cause of education and social welfare and actively to develop and promote such activities as will best serve these ends.

The Paxton House Trust

our objectives

The preservation of the mansion house for the public benefit.
The protection and preservation of the amenities of the estate for the benefit of the public.
The preservation of furniture, books, works of art etc as an adjunct for public enjoyment
The encouragement of access to and appreciation of Paxton House and its grounds.
The encouragement of the advancement of education and the interests of social welfare.
The Paxton House Trust

Support Us

As a registered charity, our donors are incredibly important to us. Your donations will go towards helping preserve our Nationally Significant collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture and other outstanding collections, as well as the maintenance of the Paxton House estate for generations to come. Every donation we receive, big or small, makes a difference.

This fine and important collection deserves all the support it can get.

Anonymous, 2020

Meet our Paxton House Trustees

Our trustees are a dedicated group of individuals who advise and guide The Paxton Trust in achieving its goals. They represent a range of expertise and experience.