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Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli

Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia, and there's even a Victorian playroom for younger visitors.

A secret wartime past is revealed in our Second World War room in the cellars, with interactive exhibits and eye-witness accounts. Experience the immersive wartime displays in our ice house bunker and find out why Hughenden was high on Hitler's hit list.

We've recently opened our 3rd floor rooms where you can take in colourful vistas of the surrounding countryside. Or pause for a moment to reflect on Disraeli's reputation as one of the leading authors of the Victorian period.

The formal garden has been recreated based on the original designs of Mary Anne Disraeli and there are woodland walks surrounding this country home throughout our rolling parkland.

Step back to the 1940s

Hughenden as it could have been during the 1940s © National Trust

Hughenden as it could have been during the 1940s

Visit Hughenden on September 12 or 13 and see, hear and experience events reminiscent of the wartime years. Why not dress the part and step into the scene?

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Let us know if you’ve tried any of the 50 things © National Trust

Let us know if you’ve tried any of the 50 things

Our woodland and parkland are perfect for climbing trees and building dens. Grassy banks around the formal gardens are ideal for rolling down; see wildlife in nooks and crannies.  You'll think of even more when you arrive.

 

Hughenden's outdoor gallery

Statue with feet : Man and Matter (2015) Corinne Felgate © National Trust / Fran Penny

Statue with feet : Man and Matter (2015) Corinne Felgate

Each summer Hughenden's parkland, gardens and manor become a gallery for an art installation. This year Corinne Felgate's outdoor sculpture trail links and gives a new dimension to objects associated with Disraeli.

Calling all budding pirates

Pirate fun © NTPL/©National Trust Images/John Millar

Pirate fun

Explore the trail, discover treasure, decorate the pirate ship and make suitable accessories.  Craft activities involve a small extra charge.

Super size your summer fun at Hughenden

Our many garden games include Jenga, snakes  © David Sell

Our many garden games include Jenga, snakes

 

Starting on 23 July to 31 August, whether you follow our estate trail or try our new giant games, there is something for everyone. Tackle giant checkers or try our Jenga challenge. Step-up to try your hand at giant skittles. If croquet is more to your taste, we have a set on the lawn each afternoon. Picnic on the parterre or lounge in our deckchairs as the birds and bees serenade you.

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