Dunham Massey - National Trust

A photograph taken from the garden at Dunham Massey with the house in the background and bright plants in the forwground
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Set within a wall of warm red brick Dunham Massey is home to over 400 years' worth of family history, a herd of fallow deer and a pleasure-seekers garden. 'Dunham's Lost Years' has seen the house transformed to tell a tale of love, status and scandal which changed Dunham's history forever. Outdoors, a homely garden awaits with colourful swathes of planting and a sweeping lawn at its centre – a great spot for a picnic. The stables and working mill are also close by, but for those who want to escape deeper into park, take one of the tree-lined avenues spotting deer along the way.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

See website for opening hours www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

Admission charges

Free to National Trust members. See website for prices www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey


  • National Trust
  • English Heritage

Additional info

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

More than 300 years of collecting and fashion are represented in this extensive collection. Dunham Massey houses arguably the best silver collection in the National Trust as well as fine English furniture, family portraits by Romney and Reynolds and an impressive eighteenth century gentleman's library. Also at Dunham Massey is a large collection of family and servant costume and an abundance of domestic textiles. The restored state bed dates from the late 1600s and is made of crimson silk velvet.

Collection details

Architecture, Social History, Costume and Textiles, Design, Fine Art, Science and Technology, Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities, Religion

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.

Wild Art

  • 31 May 2016 12-4pm *on now

Go wild and create a picture using natural materials from the Garden. Garden ticket required.


Normal admission charges apply



A collage of photos from the collection at Dunham including books, pewter plates and a jug and a soft toy monkey

Consider this...

  • 13 June 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Once an item becomes part of a collection does it still have a purpose? Consider this is an informal discussion session for those with a curious mind... Each session starts with a unique opportunity to see and hear about at an object, space or place at Dunham Massey and ends with an informal discussion over a free cup of tea or coffee. Look out for other sessions throughout the year with a different question to be debated.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Tickets are £5. Please book on our website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey or call the box office on 0844 249 1895. 5% booking fee applies.



Dunham Massey - National Trust
Dunham Massey
WA14 4SJ






0161 941 1025

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