SLOVAKIA – Conserve a manor house chapel on your holiday

Heritage & regeneration working holiday:  Reviving Veľký Biel Manor House, near Bratislava, Slovakia

This holiday is run by the National Trust of Slovakia which was established in March 1996 by six enthusiastic people as a non-governmental, non-profit organisation. Their mission is to support the permanent protection and sensible use of the historic environment, heritage sites, objects of great values and places of natural beauty for the benefit of Slovakia and its people.   

The holiday: The participants will assist with the renovation of the largest baroque manor house in Slovakia, situated  in Veľký Biel, a few kilometres from Bratislava. It was built in the second half of 18th century by the famous Csáky family. The main task will be to help with light reconstruction work inside the manor house, especially in its baroque chapel, and outside in the surrounding English-landscaped park. These works will be led by heritage professionals, owners of the site and NTS staff. The participants will have two days off, one of which will be spent sightseeing in Bratislava.

Meeting point: At Bratislava airport at 17:00 or Bratislava Main train station at 16:30 on the start day of the holiday.

Accommodation: You will stay in a small house, in the grounds of the manor house, in twin or triple rooms. Participants need to bring sleeping bags.

Dates: Sun 7 Jul – Sat  20 Jul 2013               13 nights              EUR230              

To book, or for further information, please contact Michaela at kubikova@nt.sk with your contact details. For further details about the National Trust  of Slovakia go to www.nts.sk