Access for all at Dunham Massey...

Visitors exploring the garden at Baddesley Clinton

We want everyone to have a fantastic time here. We hope that page helps you to plan your visit, but we know that every visitor has individual needs, so if there’s anything else you would like to know or anything we can help with, please just ask.

Parking

There is designated disabled parking (on the left-hand side of the car park hut) in our main car park, closer to our Visitor Centre. Just ask the Car Park Assistant and they can point you to the designated spaces.

The ramp running from the car park to the Visitor Centre is accessible by wheelchair and mobility scooter, but is quite steep.

Free disabled parking (just have your blue badge ready).

If you want to visit the garden or house, you will need to get a white ticket from reception.

Hire a wheelchair or PMV
Wheelchair and Personal Mobility Vehicle at Dunham
Hire a wheelchair or PMV

Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters (PMVs)

Wheelchairs and personal mobility vehicles (PMVs) are available to borrow from Visitor Reception. We recommend that you book (call us on 0161 941 1025) in advance of your visit as we have a limited number of both PMVs and wheelchairs.

There’s no charge to hire either, but you are more than welcome to give a donation. Donations will help us to look after and service the mobility scooters and wheelchairs so that we can keep providing this service for everyone.

Just so you know, availability of wheelchairs and PMVs is subject to servicing, repairs and demand so you do need to book in advance.

Shuttle service often available
Cheery buggy driver at Dunham
Shuttle service often available

A lift there (and back)

Our buggy service is driven by our lovely volunteers, and runs most days during our busy season. As it’s volunteer led, it means we may not have a driver every day – you can phone ahead of your visit to see if it’s running.

We have two main buggy stops: near the main car park and near the house. If you need a lift and the buggy isn’t there, just ask a member of staff to give them a radio!

If needed, there is a pull out step to help you into the buggy – just asks the volunteer driver to pull the step out for you. There is also space for a folded up wheelchair on the back of the buggy.

Access for All card

Our admission policy admits the necessary companion, or carer, of a disabled visitor free of charge, while the normal membership, or admission fee, applies to the disabled visitor.

Staff are here to help
Staff waiting to greet visitors at Visitor Reception
Staff are here to help

Here to help…

If you are planning a visit, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0161 941 1025 or dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk. If you have any questions whilst you’re at Dunham, just ask one of our team who will be able to help you to ensure you have an enjoyable visit.

As part of our continuing work on accessibility at Dunham Massey, we’re really keen to hear the views of visitors with disabilities, and their carers, about their visits to Dunham, and how we can work together to create a great visitor experience here at this special place.

If you’d be willing to share any feedback about your visit, we’d be really pleased to hear from you. Please e-mail us at dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Many thanks for your contribution to our work on keeping Dunham accessible.

Visitors enjoying their ice creams on the terrace of the tearoom at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Yorkshire

Access for disabled people 

We welcome disabled visitors to our properties, and assistance dogs too. Here's our guide to everything we do to make sure you have a great day out.