The life and legacy of the remarkable former owner of Tatton Park, Maurice Egerton, or Lordy as he was affectionately known, will be the focus of two special exhibitions in the opulent Mansion at Tatton this year to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. The exhibitions promise to provide some fascinating insights. Carolyn Latham, Mansion and Collections Manager said “We’re really pleased to be able to have Lord Egerton’s safari camping kit on display for the first time having been donated back to the Tatton Park collection, following its recent conservation by the National Trust Textile Studios. Many other fascinating gems from the collection highlighting Lord Egerton’s life and travels will be on display in these compelling exhibitions.” 

Maurice Egerton
Safari Escapades 

This new exhibition delves into life on Safari during the 1920’s-1950’s when Lord Egerton was exploring great swathes of Africa. Maurice’s meticulous travel diaries leave a fascinating insight into where he went, what he saw, who he met and what specimens he collected during his expeditions and why. The exhibition looks at the adventures that happened to him along the way from leopard attacks to surviving stand storms.   

Life Behind the Lens 

Back by popular demand the second exhibition showcases some of the photographs Lord Egerton took during his long life documenting events such as his attendance at the first ever Grand Prix. A prolific photographer from childhood the collection captures a life full of adventure, travelling the world and pursuing interests such as his passion for early aviation, an interest which brought him into contact with the Wright brothers and saw him owning one of the first airplanes when flight was definitely not for the faint-hearted! 

Thanks for the Legacy! 

The 150 year commemoration is a time to reflect on the great legacy bestowed by Maurice Egerton, in leaving Tatton Park, one of the most complete historic estates in Britain, for thousands of people to enjoy every year. 

The Mansion will reopen for high season on Wednesday 27 March. Opening days and times: Wednesday – Sunday 12.30 – 4.30pm 


Tatton Park
Historic House / Palace
Daffodils in the Parkland at Tatton Park

Tatton Park’s ancient Parkland is just waiting to be explored.



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