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Sanctuary from the Trenches

During the First World War, this Georgian house, set in a magnificent deer-park, was transformed into a military hospital, becoming a sanctuary from the trenches for almost 300 soldiers.

To mark the centenary we have turned the clock back. Discover what life was like for the patients and how members of the Grey family helped injured soldiers to recuperate. Spend time in the ward, nurses’ station, and operating theatre as you experience the Stamford Hospital as it once was.

Dunham Massey has one of the North’s great gardens, with plenty to inspire throughout the year, including a stunning rose garden and one of Britain’s finest winter gardens.

This season is the final chance for visitors to experience the house presented as the Stamford Hospital. Please note that we will be operating a timed token system and may have limited availability on tickets to the house and hospital during busy periods. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Stamford Hospital is open Saturday - Wednesday until 11 November 2015  

Dunham Massey nominated for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 © Art Fund

Dunham Massey nominated for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015

Museum of the Year 2015 winner announced

At an award ceremony held at Tate Modern on 1 July, The Whitworth, Manchester, was announced as the winner of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. We would like to congratulate them and all of our fellow finalists.

If you haven’t visited the Stamford Hospital yet come and see us to find out what inspired the Art Fund to make Dunham the first country house and first National Trust property to reach the final of this prestigious competition – you have until 11 November 2015!


Sanctuary's Lasting Legacy

A rose commemorating the Stamford Hospital and its patients was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on 18 May. This elegant cream climbing rose will flower in Dunham's rose garden. You can order a rose (for collection in November) by calling 0161 928 6820.

Great Outdoor Theatre

Spend a summer's evening in our atmospheric garden, enjoying a picnic and watching a story unfold... we've got Shakespeare, Gilbert & Sullivan, and a funny yet heart-warming adaptation of David Walliams' 'Mr Stink'.

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