Visitors to Ickworth House will be able to see more of one of the largest silverware collections in the country following a £20,000 donation from an American group.
Bosses at the stately home, in Horringer, have revamped existing storage space and bought a new cabinet to showcase more than 70 per cent of the treasure trove - dating from about 1730 to 1900.
The home has only been able to display about 15 per cent of the collection and the £30,000 expansion project follows a contribution from the Royal Oak Foundation - an American group which supports the National Trust.
Further monies came from anonymous donors.
Sue Borges, marketing and engagement manager, said: “It’s the second biggest collection of silverware in the National Trust. It’s all been stored in vaults around the country.”
They have also made a DVD film about the collection to play as part of the exhibition in the Silver Room, in the Rotunda.
It includes examples of work by the Georgian Huguenot silversmiths.