This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.
Notice: It’s time for the Manor and Garden to rest over winter but not for our staff and volunteers who will be busy cleaning, checking and conserving (there are around 22 000 objects in the collection!). Our website will help you explore the collection online, discover more about Charles Wade and plan your visit for 2014. We will open next year on Saturday 29 March 2014, we look forward to welcoming you.
A Cotswold manor set in hillside gardens; a fanciful world filled with unlikely treasures
Charles Paget Wade’s passion for craftsmanship, colour and design began when he was just 7 years old. His motto was ‘let nothing perish’, and his life was dedicated to finding, restoring and enjoying objects of beauty, both everyday and extraordinary.
He packed his treasures into the Cotswold manor house which he bought and renovated for the purpose. From tiny toys to Samurai armour, musical instruments to fine clocks, thousands of treasures are laid out just as Mr Wade intended.
The manor nestles in an intimate Arts and Crafts-style terraced garden with hidden vistas and quiet corners.
- Immerse yourself in Charles Paget Wade’s eclectic world
- Learn about his passion for craftsmanship, colour and design
- Discover thousands of stories for thousands of objects
- Relax in the ‘outdoor rooms’ of the tranquil, hillside garden
- Visit the Priest’s House, an eccentric collector's home
How to get here
We are tucked away in a gorgeous Cotswold valley. Our how to get here page has information to help you plan your journey by foot, cycle, road or public transport or print out our road directions.