Things to see & do

Dudmaston Hall

The views from the Hall stretch across the Severn Valley  © NT/Richard Bifield

The views from the Hall stretch across the Severn Valley

Dudmaston is not your usual country house, even though it looks like an ordinary red sandstone building, set in traditional parkland.

Inside it hosts a wonderful Modern Art collection, collected by Sir George and Lady Labouchere. The house is still a family home today.

The formal gardens

A Welsh poppy, one of the many flowers to be found in the gardens © National Trust

A Welsh poppy, one of the many flowers to be found in the gardens

We know very little about the history of the garden and what it was like when the house was originally built.

Its most famous feature is the Dingle, a magical wooded area through which there are winding paths, waterfalls and bridges.

Today the garden has a number of modern art sculptures, placed there by the Laboucheres.

The wider estate

The wider estate offers lots of opportunities for exploring © NT/Independent Hostels

The wider estate offers lots of opportunities for exploring

The Dudmaston estate comprises of nearly 3,000 acres.

Around 2,000 acres are farmed by tenants, and all the woodland is carefully managed by the National Trust.

There are miles of paths, which can be accessed all year round from our car parks at the Holt and Hampton Loade.

Dudmaston Art

'Untitled' by Pauline Norton one of the pieces of the Modern Art collection © NT/Claire Reeves

'Untitled' by Pauline Norton one of the pieces of the Modern Art collection

Sir George and Lady Labouchere started collecting Modern Art in the 1950s while Sir George was working for the British Embassy in Brussels. When they returned to Dudmaston they set up the galleries you see today.

The Hall also has wonderful collections of both Rachel, Lady Labouchere’s Botanical and Sir George’s Spanish art.

For families

There’s lots of family fun to be had with us. Have an adventure in our play area or complete our top ten 50 things to do. Don’t forget to come and see us every Monday and Wednesday throughout school holidays for our Children’s Activity Days. There’s always something new to explore at Dudmaston.

Eating

Our tea-room has delicious treats for everyone. With a full range of food including hot soups and tasty sandwiches on the menu, some of which you can try at home. This season we also have a new gluten free range. So don’t forget to treat yourself with your well-deserved piece of cake before you end your day.

Shopping

The shop in the Stable Courtyard has lots to offer. If you’re looking for a gift for that special someone we can help. Keen gardener? Take home some plants for your own garden. But if you’re a book lover then a trip to our second-hand bookshop in the Brewhouse Courtyard is a must for you.

We have lots of opportunities to get involved. Take a look. © Michael Hook

We have lots of opportunities to get involved. Take a look.

Get involved in our event days

Looking for a fun way to get involved in the work that we do at Dudmaston? If you're up for a challenge, or are a stallholder wanting to join us for a specific event; why not take a look at some of the events we have planned for this year and see how you can get involved?

Quatt Village

The village is picturesque and full of activity

This traditional part of the estate has lots to offer. Visit the cricket club and watch a game; try the farm shop for tasty treats; or find out what’s happening in the village hall.

Education

We have lots to keep the children entertained at Dudmaston

Teacher? Looking for somewhere to bring the children? Whether for an overnight stay or a day trip to get out in the fresh air we can help. We have lots of activities to cater for your needs.

Contact us

Bring a group

Step into the stableyard to see these decorative gates

You can enhance your group visit with an introductory talk or garden tour, our Mose activity centre is also available for group hire.

To book a group visit, or for more information call 01746 780866 or email

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