The Natural History Museum Railing Restoration

We are currently restoring the boundary railings at the Grade I Listed Natural History Museum in London. The railings appear for the most part to be original, dating from the construction of the building in the 1880’s. The main frame and stanchions are wrought iron, with decorative embellishments incorporated throughout, which is typical of Victorian period railings in London.

Given the magnitude of the project, over fifty bays in total, the works will be phased. We are currently working on phase one and two which involves the removal of panels for repair work to be carried out at our workshops. The ironwork in the pictures are part of Phase 2 works. More images and information will be posted on our website as it progresses.

The work has uncovered plenty of interesting details, – makers marks, various repairs made in bronze as well as wartime bomb shrapnel damage that can clearly be seen in some of these pictures. No rest on the horizon for Barry, Will, Baptiste, Magnus and Jason.

The photographs of the finished railings have been provided by the Natural History Museum.