Dunham Massey - National Trust

Dunham Massey - National Trust
Dunham Massey
WA14 4SJ






0161 941 1025


0161 929 7508

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The Entrance Hall at Dunham Massey, Cheshire.
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From the 1st March 2014 Dunham Massey Hall will open as the Stamford Military hospital.

During the First World War, this Georgian house, set in a magnificent deer-park, was transformed into a military hospital, becoming a sanctuary from the trenches for 282 soldiers.

To mark the centenary the clock is turning back at Dunham Massey, allowing you to discover what life was like for the patients and how the war changed everything for those who lived and worked at Dunham. As in the war years, family treasures will once again be stored in the Great Gallery, with a special exhibition showcasing some of the most fascinating objects in this significant collection.

Dunham Massey is home to one of the North West’s great plantsman’s gardens with richly planted borders and majestic trees, as well as an orangery, Victorian bark-house and well-house. The ancient deer park contains a series of beautiful avenues and ponds and a Tudor mill, originally used for grinding corn but refitted as a sawmill c.1860 and now restored to working order.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

House (Sat-Wed)
1 March - 11 Nov 2014 11am –5pm Free flow (last entry 4pm)

Garden (Daily except Christmas Day)
1 Jan—28 Feb 2014 11am - 4pm or dusk if earlier
1 March - 11 Nov 2014 11am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)
11 Nov - 31 Dec 2014 11am - 4pm or dusk if earlier

Park (Daily except Christmas Day)
Open all year 9am - 5pm

Restaurant & Shop (Daily except Christmas day)
1 Jan—28 Feb 2013 10.30am - 4pm
1 March - 11 Nov 10am - 5pm
12 Nov - 31 Dec 10am - 4pm

*whole property will be closed 26 Nov

Admission charges


House & Garden

Adult £12.50
Child £6.50
Family £31.20
Group* £10.00 * 15 or more people, must book in advance

Garden only

Adult £8.00
Child £4.00
Family £20.00
Group* £6.80 * 15 or more people, must book in advance

Car Park
Car £6.00
Motorbike £1.50
Coach* £20.00 * if not booked in advance

FREE for National Trust Members


  • National Trust
  • English Heritage

Additional info

Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) provided as well as wheelchairs.
Garden tours run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.).
Please contact the property for information on the schools programme.

Collection details

Architecture, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of fallow bucks

Rut Walks

  • 25 October 2014 8:30-10:30am

Join the rangers for an early morning walk and discover more about Dunham's deer and the rut. Includes a bacon butty and hot drink.

Wear appropriate clothing and stout footwear, and bring wet weather gear if required. The walk is likely to go off the main paths in the park.

Please call Dunham Massey on 0161 941 1025 if you have any access or dietary requirements.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+


£12.50 per person.



photograph of deer by barn

Guided Walk - Dunham's Park Buildings

  • 1 November 2014 11am-1pm

Join the park guides for a walk to find out more about the buildings in Dunham's park.

Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and stout footwear. The walk goes off the main paths and may be muddy.

Collect a token from the visitor centre (spaces are limited) and meet at the Clock Tower at 11.00am. The walk lasts approximately two hours at a gentle pace.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15


Free event, normal admission charges apply (Adult: £12.50, child: £6.20).



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Historical Enquiry


Develop skill in historical enquiry through the buildings in the parkland.

How to obtain

Call 0161 941 1025 or email dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.