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The Stamford Hospital

Who's who at the Stamford Hospital?

A family, some nurses and 282 soldiers....

Click below to find out just a little about some of the people whose stories we're telling at the Stamford Hospital this year.

How do we know what we know?

We've a great archive and collection that we've used to research Dunham's First World War story. Click below for examples of some of the sources.

Caring for the collection

House Steward Lucy More explains how the conservation team planned the changes to transform the house into the Stamford Hospital.

A real treasure is Lady Stamford's coronet

A real treasure is Lady Stamford's coronet

Treasures from the Collection

The collection at Dunham is one of the largest in the National Trust, numbering over 25,000 objects. The changes brought about by the recreation of the Stamford Hospital offered a unique opportunity to show some of these treasures in a different way. 

First World War centenary

First World War centenary logo

Visit to find about the First World War centenary partnership, led by Imperial war Museum, and the cultural events, activities and online resources available to connect current and future generations with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War.


First World War & the National Trust

Tea in the Hospital Ward by Stanley Spencer at the Sandham Memorial Chapel

The National Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War at a number of our properties over the coming months and years. Visit the First World War centenary page to find out more.

Find out more about Dunham Massey


Visitors to Dunham in 2015 will find out about the story of the Stamford Hospital, Dunham’s role as a First World War auxiliary hospital from April 1917 to January 1919. Visit the History page to find out more about the rest of Dunham's story.