Welcome to the Kenwood Dairy RestorationTrust
The Kenwood Dairy Restoration Trust is supporting the conservation of this romantic and beautiful Dairy so that it can be shown to the public. We are working in partnership with English Heritage.
The Dairy has a great Story to tell about the people who lived and worked at Kenwood; how they used the Dairy and about the Ice House, hidden beneath it.
Where is the Dairy?
Between Hampstead and Highgate adjoining Hampstead Heath, to the north, part of the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood. It is within reach of all Londoners. Many visitors to the Kenwood Estate walk past without realising what the buildings are.
Have you often wondered what this curious trio of buildings is or was?
This is the Dairy.
Did you know that they house a stunning original Creamery and an octagonal miniature tearoom?
Did you know that underneath these buildings there is a brick ice house?
This is a rare survival in the London area of an ice storage pit.
The Creamery still has its Georgian tiles and stone floor, original windows and shutters and marble sinks including a beautiful black marble basin or fountain.
At the moment this cluster of small buildings is in need of conservation and repair so that it can be opened for all to see and so it can complete the Kenwood story.
The Dairy buildings will be repaired, conserved and made accessible to the public.
The creamery, ice house and the octagonal tearoom will be conserved and re-presented as historic interiors for the education and enjoyment of students of all ages.
Exhibition and interpretation space will be housed in the dairy room and south rooms.
The dairy maids' cottage and south pavilion will provide a base for volunteers helping to conserve the Estate and its wildlife.
The RSPB, Heath Hands and Kenwood’s own education and community volunteers will all be able to use the new facilities in the restored buildings.
Kenwood Dairy Restoration Trust
We are a registered charity formed to raise the profile of the Dairy. The Heritage Lottery Fund have given a generous grant towards the Dairy’s conservation so that it can be opened and used. The Heritage Lottery Fund believe that this is a significant building with educational value as well as being a rare survival of our agricultural heritage in London.
To fill the gap between the Heritage Lottery Fund grant and the cost of the work
we need to raise £200,000 for the Dairy.
We need your help to do this.
We are committed to the Dairy and Ice House Project. We want to share this iconic building with you so please take a moment to look at the pics and plans on our website and, if you are inspired to know more, spend a moment on the Story page and look at the Gallery.
You can contact us by email
This is part of English Heritage’s 'Caring for Kenwood' project.
Kenwood Dairy Restoration Trust is a registered charity no 1122681