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Notice: Dunham Massey Hall, including Stamford Military Hospital, is now closed for cleaning and conservation. The hall and exhibition will reopen on February 14 2015.

Britain's largest winter garden set within ancient parkland

Encircled by its protective wall, Dunham Massey is a green oasis nestling between the urban sprawl of Manchester and rural tranquillity of Cheshire. While the Georgian hall and Stamford Military Hospital are closed for conservation, the park and gardens are the ideal place to enjoy the crisp clear days of winter.

A ramble around the park will reveal a range of architectural oddities and views of the house punctuated by the resident herd of fallow deer; you may also glimpse other wildlife including owls and woodpeckers. Enjoy guided walks in the garden and deer park, or take the chance to wrap up and wander freely amongst groves of ancient trees.

Dunham is also home to one of Britain’s finest winter gardens, with plenty of scent and colour to delight the senses even in the depths of winter. Unwind on one of the accessible circular walks before warming up with a hearty homemade snack or meal at the Stables Restaurant.

Unusual gifts, homemade produce and plants await you at the shop, as well as light meals and snacks in the visitor centre café. With trails for families and a natural play area, there’s plenty to brighten your day at Dunham. 

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

What's on this Christmas?

Traditions old and new come alive this festive season at Dunham - help the servants prepare for Christmas, craft a special wreath, join in with carols by the tree or visit Father Christmas.  

Winter wonders in Dunham's garden

Dunham hosts one of Britain's finest winter gardens, with plenty of scent and colour, even in the middle of winter. Open from 11am, last admission 4pm or dusk if earlier. Collect your ticket from reception.

Meet Father Christmas

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Dec

Father Christmas is on his way... bring the family to meet him in the Dining Room and let him know what's on your Christmas list.

Heaven in a Hell of War

Until 1 March 2015

Stanley Spencer's vivid paintings chronicle his experiences as a medic and official war artist during World War I. Normally viewed in situ at Sandham Memorial Chapen in Hampshire, they are on display at Manchester Art Gallery until 1 March 2015.  Dunham's faithful recreation of Stamford Military Hospital re-opens on 14 February 2015. 

Are dogs allowed at Dunham?

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.

The recipe for a perfect Christmas

The seasonal menu at the Stables Restaurant features delicious casseroles and a traditional Roast Turkey dinner. While you're there make sure that you try one of our tasty mince pies!