Step back in time

Working hard - school children getting to work in the kitchen © National Trust/Emma Williams

Working hard - school children getting to work in the kitchen

Our popular local history session is based on Dunham's past and can be tailored to meet regional themes and cover national events.

Children will be taken back in time as they come to look for work in the hall. They will be given tasks and experience what life was like below stairs and understand how it was different from today.

Outdoors, the children meet Lord Stamford’s gamekeeper and other estate workers in the park or garden and discover the contrasting lives of rich and poor and how life has changed in the local area in the past.

We are now fully booked for this session until the end of October 2014, but are taking bookings for March to November 2015.

Dunham in the First World War

A picture of Lady Jane Grey (on the right) and other nurses © National Trust

A picture of Lady Jane Grey (on the right) and other nurses

Visit Dunham, as part of your First World War study, to discover the story of the Stamford Military Hospital.

Pupils will tour the hospital to find out about the people involved in caring for wounded soldiers and examine sources from the archive that have revealed its story. They will gain an understanding of how life changed for the Grey family during the war, and how the network of auxiliary hospitals set up in private homes and public buildings treated soldiers sent back to Britain from the front.

We are now fully booked for 2014 but the programme is available from March to November 2015. Please call for further details.

Explore the natural world

Green and gold of autumn - the park is a great place to study in any season © National Trust/Helen Appleyard

Green and gold of autumn - the park is a great place to study in any season

The park at Dunham Massey is a perfect location for a range of engaging activities in the great outdoors.

Explore natural habitats and identify the interdependency of woodland habitats and native British wildlife.

Take a look at the learning pack to find out about the options on offer for your environment study or call us to discuss creating a session for your class.

Programmes available on Thursdays and Fridays from Sept 18 - Nov 28 2014. Please call us to discuss your needs.

A Victorian Christmas

Discover a Victorian Christmas © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Discover a Victorian Christmas

Booking now: A Victorian Christmas

From 3 - 26 November children can experience preparations for a grand country house Christmas with our Step back in time...A Victorian Christmas session.

Please call for more details or to book.

Education Group Membership

To find out more about Education Group Membership of the National Trust, visit the EGM page or call 0844 800 1895.

Get in touch

Give us a ring!

Give us a ring!

If you'd like to find out more about what we offer or discuss how we can tailor a visit to your school's requirements please call 0161 941 4986 to speak to Vicky, Rob or Kim in the learning team. We look forward to hearing from you.

We are normally available from 3.30pm most days (when our taught sessions have finished) but will respond to your message as soon as we can.