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Dunham Massey Hall and Park

A garden for all seasons, an ancient deer park and a house filled with treasures and stories

Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis nestling between the urban sprawl of Manchester and rural tranquillity of Cheshire.

See the 18th century house transformed to tell the story of Dunham’s Lost Years: a Victorian Tale of Love and Abandonment.

Relax in the garden and explore its historic features such as the Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount. Snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells provide an ever changing landscape of colours and scents. In summer, see the celebrated rose garden take centre stage.

A herd of fallow deer wander amongst the ancient trees of the deer park. The park is also home to the fully restored 400 year old working sawmill powered by a water wheel.

From 14 May 2016 visit the historic stable buildings. The buildings reveal the comings and goings of the family and their workers, the importance of horses and later the motor car.

Unique gifts, locally sourced produce and plants await you in the shop. Enjoy freshly made hot meals in the Stables Restaurant or a snack in the visitor centre café and treat yourself at the ice cream parlour.

Who to contact

0161 941 1025

Where to go

Venue Address
National Trust, Dunham Massey Hall
WA14 4SJ
Venue Notes

By cycle: NCN62, 1 mile

On foot: close to Trans-Pennine Trail and Bridgewater Canal

By train: Altrincham 3 miles; Hale 3 miles

By road: off A56: M6 exit 19; M56 exit 7 Parking: 200 yards. March to October shuttle buggy service most days between car park and visitor facilities

By bus: from Altrincham and Warrington, stops at main gates

When is it on?

Days & Times
See website for opening and closing times throughout the year

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Cost Information
See website for admission prices

How accessible is this service?

Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Further Details

Unfortunately access to the house is limited. Please call 0161 941 1025 for more information if you have queries about visiting the house.

  • Shuttle transfer available from March to October
  • Drop-off point available
  • PMVs available on free hire, booking required
  • Adapted toilets near visitor reception
  • Designated mobility parking in main car park, approx 200 yards from visitor facilities
  • Accessible grounds, flat paths with firm surfaces. Cobbled area which can be avoided, map available
Last updated date:
17 August 2016


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