Dunham Massey - National Trust

Dunham Massey - National Trust
Dunham Massey
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 4SJ
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scripts/nthandbook.dll?ACTION=PROPERTY&PROPERTYID=110

E-mail

dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

0161 941 1025

Fax

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

Admissions

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

Discounts

  • 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 close up of poppies

Silent Walk of Remberance, with poems

  • 23 July 2014 2-3:30pm *on now

A Silent Walk of Rememberance is taking place across 23 National Trust properties in England and Wales. It commorates the fallen in the First World War and all those who have been killed as a result of conflict over the past 100 years. At Dunham Massey, a slow, four mile walk around the villages of Dunham Town, Dunham Woodhouses and Little Bollington will include readings of two poems by contemporary war poets, and will finish with a scattering of poppy seeds in front of the Orangery in Dunham's garden. The walk will be led by poet Ken Cockburn.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Any age

Admission

Admission is free but essential to reserve a space on the walk.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunhammassey

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

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-dunhammassey/

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.

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