Dunham Massey - National Trust

Dunham Massey - National Trust
Dunham Massey
WA14 4SJ






0161 941 1025


0161 929 7508

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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.
A young girl, her hair tied with ribbon, holds a large stick as she drives the cows into the farmyard for milking. The original caption describes this as "A little school girl’s holiday work".

The Garden in Wartime

  • 26 — 27 April 2014 12-4pm

Discover the role of gardens in supplementing wartime food rations and sow some heritage seeds of your own to take home.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free event but admission to Dunham Massey apply. Adults £12.50, Children £6.20.



photograph of red kite bird

Guided Walk - Habitats

  • 3 May 2014 11am-1pm

Find out about the variety of habitats in the park and the birds and other wildlife that make Dunham their home.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal Admission Charges Apply.



photograph of beetroot

Plant it, Grow it, Eat it

  • 27 — 28 May 2014 12-4pm

Join us in the garden and tick off one of your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' - plant some delicious veg to take home.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6




Homes for Wild Animals

  • 29 May 2014 12-4pm

Join us in the garden to find out how to make wild animal homes. Garden ticket required.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10




Deer Discovery

  • 30 May 2014 11am-4pm

Uncover the secrets of Dunham's deer herd.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Dunham Massey

Stamford Hospital Garden Fete

  • 12 — 13 July 2014 12-4pm

Dunham Massey Hall was the Stamford Military Hospital from April 1917 to January 1919. Bring a picnic and enjoy our fete, with games and a brass band.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free event (normal admission charges apply).



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.