Dunham Massey Hall (NT)

Dunham Massey Hall, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ

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Tel: 0161 941 1025

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

Dunham’s Lost Years: a Victorian Tale of Love and Abandonment

See the House transformed to revisit its Victorian past. Meet the 7th Earl and his new wife, skilled circus performer Catharine Cox. See their story of love, status and scandal played out throughout the House and discover how they altered the course of Dunham’s history forever.

A ramble around the Park will reveal a range of architectural oddities and views of the house punctuated by the resident herd of fallow deer; you may also glimpse other wildlife including owls and woodpeckers. Enjoy guided walks in the Garden and Deer Park, or take the chance to wander freely along the tree-lined avenues.

Relax amongst the natural beauty of the Garden. A great plantsman's garden with interesting historic features such as the Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount, this varied site with its acid conditions provides a wide range of unusual shade and moisture loving plants including Giant Chinese Lilies and rare late flowering azaleas, all set amongst manicured lawns, mixed borders and cool woodland.

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.

Unusual gifts, homemade produce and plants await you at the shop, as well as delicious hot meals in the Stables Restaurant and light meals and snacks in the visitor centre café. With trails for families and a natural play area, there’s plenty to brighten your day at Dunham.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Garden only£8.00 adult
Garden Only£4.00 child
Garden Only£20.00 family
Hall & Gardens£12.50 per ticket
Hall & Gardens£6.50 per ticket
Hall & Gardens£31.20 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Garden (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:30*
House (17 May 2021 - 30 Oct 2021)
Monday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:00*
Thursday - FridayClosed*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*

* Gardens: Last entry half an hour before closing.
House: Last entry one hour before closing.
Dunham Massey is closed Christmas Day and 23 November 2016

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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Road Directions

Take A56 towards Altrincham, then B5160.

Public Transport Directions

No. 5 and No. 38 buses from Altrincham



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Recent Reviews:

  • NorthStar530127
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Rip off
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th April 2021
    We arrived at Durham Massey about 1pm after looking at one of your re ieas stating best free park highlighted I have blue. I have on arrival we got told it was £8 each as their was 3 of us I think... Read full review
  • LancashireWeekender
    Fantastic dogs are now allowed in the garden.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 24th April 2021
    We’ve been visiting for years and it has been one of our favourite NT places. When we adopted our little dog we realised it wasn’t quite so great as dogs weren’t allowed in the gardens, so we... Read full review
  • Ian C
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 13th May 2021
    National Trust at Dunham Massey have now changed their parking policy from free parking for members and their passengers to members only, and £8 each for non members, even in the same car. Therefore... Read full review



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille and large print guides available
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Main car park has designated disabled parking area
  • Ramp / Level Access - Ramp up to front door of the house upon request
  • Some Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors  - Currently working to ensure all areas are accessible
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Stables Restaurant. Hot meals available 12 noon -2:30pm every day.
  • Picnic Site - Picnic area near car park. Picnics not permitted within the deer park.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - £5 per car for non members

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free - Blue badge holders park for free. Carers admitted free when accompanying a disabled visitor
  • Groups Accepted - Groups need to book in advance. Please call 0161 941 1025
  • Special group rates - Free coach parking and reduced ticket rates for groups booked in advance, along with the option of an introductory talk.

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Chinese printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs to be kept on leads in the deer park Dogs not accepted in the garden
  • Event Venue - To enquire about weddings and functions, call 0161 941 1025
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside - Set in a 300 acre deer park

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - To book a school visit, please call 0161 941 1025
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Tours of the house available Sat-Weds. Garden tours available Mon-Weds. Pick up timed tokens from the ticket office on the day.

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 15 people minimum. Must be booked in advance

Contact Us

Tel: 0161 941 1025

Tel: 0161 941 1025

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