Dunham Massey Hall

Dunham Massey Hall stands in a magnificent 300-acre deer park.

This is a treasure-packed and gossip-filled house which invites the visitor to discover the salacious scandals embedded in the hall's history. Our favourite is the story of the 7th Earl of Stamford, who married Catherine Cocks, a former bare-back circus rider.

To mark the centenary of the First World War, the clock is being turned back to the time when Dunham Massey was Stamford Military Hospital, offering a refuge from the trenches. Visitors can discover what life was like for the family,  patients and staff in the ward, operating theatre and recreation room. The makeover lasts until November 2015.

Permanent collections

The elegant Georgian building itself has handsome interiors housing fine collections of furniture, portraits and Huguenot silver. Take a look 'below stairs' at the service wing to learn about the running of a country house.

Art Funded works

A helmet shaped George II silver ewer from the Warrington plate is believed to have been made by David Willaume II and is engraved with George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington's armorials.

Two sconces from a set of six, one depicting Diana and Actaeon, the other Prometheus bound were commissioned by Lord Warrington for the Great Bedchamber at Dunham Massey.

Visitor information

The attraction holds an exciting programme of activities including Boredom Busters during school holidays and cycling for under 5s. Make sure you pack a picnic because the extensive lawns make for a beautiful lunch spot.


Art we've helped buy at Dunham Massey Hall

Venue details

Dunham Massey Hall Altrincham Cheshire WA14 4SJ 0161 941 1025 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry is £11.20)

23 Feb – 3 Nov
Sat – Wed, 11am* – 4pm (*11am to 12 noon visit to house by guided taster tours only at 11 and 11.30am, NB places limited)

Open daily, 11am – 5pm

5 Nov – 31 Dec
House closed

Open daily, 11am – 4pm

Closed 25 Dec

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