Dunham Massey



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A fine 18th-century house, garden and park, home of the Earls of Stamford until 1976. The house has some thirty rooms, including a library, billiard room, fully-equipped kitchen, butler's pantry and laundry. On display is fine furniture and silverware, together with many items collected by the family, who never threw anything away. The garden is on an ancient site with waterside plantings, mixed borders and fine lawns. The ancient deer park has beautiful avenues and several ponds as well as a working 17th-century mill with a waterwheel.

Dunham Massey


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Wheelchairs, lift, parking, mobility scooters to borrow, virtual tour
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: House open until 5 Nov, re-opens 21 Mar 2018 (from 11 Feb guided tours only), Sat-Wed 11-5 (last admission 4). Garden open all year daily 10.30-5 (winter 10.30-4)

About the area

Discover Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.

Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.

The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.

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