Dunham Massey - National Trust

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

The hall and exhibition will reopen on February 14 2015.

Admission charges

Gift Aid Whole property
Adult: £13.50
Child: £6.70
Family: £33.70


  • 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

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Wild Art

  • 31 May 2016 12-4pm

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


Normal admission charges apply



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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.

Dunham Massey - National Trust
Dunham Massey
WA14 4SJ






0161 941 1025

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