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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  

Come and tick off some of your 50 things at Dunham © National Trust/Katie Clayton

Come and tick off some of your 50 things at Dunham

A Summer of Discovery

There's so much to do at Dunham this summer. Grab your '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' scrapbook and get closer to nature with events like Wild Art and Brilliant Bugs, or have fun exploring the park and garden and tick off some things as you go.

Families can step back in time with storytelling and children's theatre workshops based on the First World War, or bake a wartime recipe and learn about rationing in our historic kitchen.

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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