Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Important notice -

To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Arlington Court in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

Intriguing Regency house and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles, set in a picturesque garden

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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

The Carriage Museum (New Wing only), car park, tea-room, Victorian flower garden, Walled kitchen garden, second-hand bookshop, grounds and toilets at Arlington Court are now open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (19 Oct - 25 Oct)

Fri 23 Oct 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum.

Timed entry to Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (26 Oct - 1 Nov)

Mon 26 Oct 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum.
Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Things to see and do

Double Brougham outside the Carriage Museum

The National Trust Carriage Museum 

Explore the Carriage Museum at Arlington Court, which houses one of the most significant collections of carriages in the country. The New Wing of the Carriage Museum is open daily, 11am-3pm. Visits are limited to ensure social distancing; entry is not guaranteed on the day you visit. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering inside. Please bring one with you. Please note the Speaker's state coach is currently not on display due to COVID and conservation restrictions.

Exploring outdoors at Arlington

Fun things to do for the family

Newly planted saplings in the Arlington Court woodlands

Sponsor a tree at Arlington Court 

Can you help plant 7,000 new trees over the next few years? In 100 years or so this 'oak' mix will develop into mature oak woodland rich in wildlife.

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Eating and shopping

Takeaway cream tea at Attingham Park Shropshire

Feeling peckish? 

Our tea-room is open serving takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you.

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

History 

Historic photo of Arlington showing a loggia in the mid-nineteenth century

Bringing the past to life 

Over 600 years of family history and more than 5000 collection items to care for, enough to keep anyone busy.

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Our work

A young boy gardening at Arlington Court, with his mother in the background

Arlington’s kitchen garden becomes a family veggie patch 

With most of the Trust’s staff furloughed, a small team remained to carry out essential tasks while Arlington Court was closed. Normally three gardeners and 20 volunteers tend to the beautiful Victorian garden. But with the gardening team down to just one member of staff, it became clear we'd need to be creative to keep on top of the gardening during lockdown.

A conservator working on a model ship at Arlington Court

Caring for collections 

From tiny shells to grand state coaches, see how we care for our collections

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Places to stay

Places to stay near Arlington Court

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Join or give

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum on the National Trust Collections website