Mansion

The neo-classical mansion

Tattons Neo Classical Mansion © Vicky Wilby

Set amid more than 50 acres of Tatton Park gardens, at the heart of 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the elegant mansion house at Tatton Park sits in an elevated position. The impressive portico of the south front dominates the view of the house from the parkland.

Relax in the mansion library

The symmetry of the building is a thing of beauty © Tatton Park

The library room is perfectly symmetrical, in keeping with the formality of the neo-classical style. It houses one of the largest and most important library collections owned by the National Trust with over 8,000 books in this room alone, many still in their original covers and in mint condition.

Magnificent Gillows furniture

The symmetry of the building is a thing of beauty © Tatton Park

Tatton’s collection of Gillow furniture is unrivalled in this country. Wilbraham Egerton’s ownership (1777–1853) saw the commission of many pieces especially for the house.

See what life was like for the servants

The scullery, kitchen, salting room and wine cellar all show what life was like for the servants at Tatton.

Did you know: Over the 66 years recorded, 51,000 bottles were listed here for consumption by the Egertons!

The glorious music and drawing room

The music and drawing room is the most ostentatious room in the house; explore how it would have been used in the 19th century.

 

Ask our visitor assistants about:

  • Uncovering hidden histories
  • The Maurice Egerton exhibition
  • What life was like for the mansion workers
  • Our diverse collection of paintings
  • Our fine collection of ceramics and Baccarat glass
  • Our books and archive material in the library, which can be read digitally on iPad

The collection

Samuel Egerton painted in 1732, oil on canvas 

Samuel Egerton painted in 1732, oil on canvas

This painting is of Samuel Egerton (1711-1780) who commissioned it in 1732.

To view the full image and see more of Tatton's collection highlights, visit the National Trust Collections website.

The collection

Mansion collections at Tatton Park © Tatton Park

Mansion collections at Tatton Park

The Egerton family collected many objects and pieces of furniture over the years.

The collection

Peace  © Tatton Park

Peace

The Peace & Plenty sign in Tatton's mansion.

Hidden histories

With the aid of a grant from the Arts Council, Tatton’s team have been discovering more about the hidden histories of the people who lived and worked at Tatton Park in past centuries. The project is continuing but you can learn about our findings to date in our autumn exhibition.

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