Trent Park Museum trustees with Helen Lederer (centre), Deputy Mayor of Enfield Cllr Mohammad Islam and Bambos Charalambous MP

Historic England recognises Trent Park House as being of national and international significance on a level with Bletchley Park.

Born out of a large-scale public campaign to save the House, the Trust (established in 2016) is working to deliver the highest quality redevelopment of this much-loved site. Our vision is to open one of London’s grandest houses to the public and reveal the incredible story of the Secret Listeners that has remained hidden in the house for over 70 years.

The Trust is currently trying to secure the funds needed to deliver the project with an aim of opening in 2025.

The Story So Far

The story begins when King George III presents Sir Philip Jebb with a lease on the royal estate at Enfield.

Trent Park House passes to David Bevan, then through the generations to his grandson, Francis who remodels the house in the 1890s.

Philip Sassoon inherits Trent Park House from his father Sir Edward and sets about transforming the estate into the quintessential English county house.

During the 1920s and 1930s Trent Park House becomes a weekend retreat for the rich and famous with Philip Sassoon the perfect society host.

The Shadows of War at Trent Park House - Philip Sassoon dies from influenza at the age of 50 and Trent Park is requisitioned by the War Office at the outbreak of WWII

Under the direction of MI-19 officer Thomas Kendrick, Trent Park House becomes an intelligence centre, fitted with bugging equipment throughout.

From 1940-1945 Secret Listeners hidden in the basement eavesdrop on the conservations of German prisoners of war in the rooms above.

Post-War Trent Park House becomes a training college, then Middlesex University, a major centre for dance and drama education.

The Save Trent Park Campaign is launched by local supporters to preserve the mansion house to tell the incredible story of Trent Park’s wartime role.

Trent Park House Museum is due to open in 2025, allowing the public to experience the story of the Secret Listeners which has remained hidden in the house for over 70 years.

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Trent Park Museum Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales with Registered Charity Number1169382.