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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  

Submit your competition entries by 31 May © Art Fund

Submit your competition entries by 31 May

The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015

We're delighted to be a finalist for this prestigious prize which highlights excellence, innovation and imagination in museums, galleries and cultural heritage across the UK. To find out more about the prize visit the Art Fund website. For more information about Dunham and why we have been shortlisted click here.

 

Get snapping and take part in the Museum of the Year National Photography Competition!

Renowned photographer and photo-journalist Martin Parr is the official Art Fund Prize photographer and is also the judge of the Museum of the Year National Photography Competition, inviting everyone to submit their own photographs of the 6 finalists. Entries should be submitted no later than Sunday 31 May 2015. The picture doesn’t have to be brand new, so if you’ve already got a great picture of Dunham Massey that you love or that shows why you love Dunham, submit on Twitter or Instagram using #motyphoto! The winning photograph will be published in Art Quarterly magazine and the winning photographer will receive a photography holiday in Berlin and £500 of photography equipment.

For details of how to enter visit artfund.org/motyphoto

 

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.

Rose garden evenings

  • Enjoy evenings in the Rose Garden on Wednesdays and Fridays in June when the garden will remain open until 8pm.
  • On Wednesdays indulge in a relaxing hand massage
  • On Fridays musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music will perform.
  • On 3 June join an aromatherapist from Tisserand to find out how to mix essential oils.
  • Take it easy, bring a picnic and enjoy the long June evenings surrounded by the summery sights and scents of Dunham's garden.

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