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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 are turning the clock back. Discover what life was like for the patients and how the war changed everything for those who lived and worked at Dunham. Spend time in the ward, recreation room and operating theatre as you experience the Stamford Hospital as it once was.

Dunham Massey has one of the North’s great gardens, and has Britain’s largest winter garden, as well as a stunning new rose garden.

Please note – we are operating a system of timed tickets, which may lead to some delay in gaining entry to the Stamford Hospital. Timed tickets cannot be booked in advance. On very busy days it is possible that we may run out of tickets well before the house closes.  We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

The Stamford Hospital is open Saturday - Wednesday until 11 November 2014, and will reopen from 14 February - 11 November 2015. 

On your marks - ready, steady, rut!

October and November are a perfect time to wrap up warm for a walk in the park - you may be lucky enough to spot the bucks locking antlers and bellowing as they prepare for the spectacle of the rut.

Dunham Massey Remembers

First World War Centenary poppies

Join us for special service to remember the soldiers who passed through Stamford Military Hospital. 10.45am for 11am on Tuesday 11 November - free event: please collect a token from the Visitor Centre.

Half-term fun for everyone

We've got plenty to keep the whole family entertained during half-term - from spooky stories in the dairy, to poppy art in the gardens and family deer walks - plan your day out...

Dunham on BBC4

Find out more about how Dunham Massey was transformed into a military hospital as The Safe House is re-broadcast this week on BBC 4.

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Are dogs allowed?

Buddy enjoying a walk at Dunham

Dogs on leads are welcome in the deer park. If you'd like to walk your dog off a lead, you can go to the North Park - ask for directions on arrival. Sorry, dogs are not allowed in the formal garden, shop or restaurant.