Group visits to Dunham Massey

A group of friends enjoying the garden at Dunham Massey

There's so much to do with your friends on a group visit to Dunham Massey. Enjoy a moment of peace in the gardens, get close to nature in the deer park and discover stories of fascinating objects in the house. There’s always time for a hot drink and cake too.

Dunham Massey is situated just outside Manchester and is a green oasis a short journey away from the bustling city. We are close to excellent motorway links and provide an ideal stopping off point when travelling to and from Manchester airport.

Due to current coronavirus restrictions, we’re only able to take provisional bookings from 17 May 2021 onwards. We continue to ask visitors to adhere to the latest government guidance to help us keep our staff, volunteers and visitors safe.

Things to see and do

Dunham PMV House 17

House and servants' courtyard

Set within a 300 acre deer park, the Georgian house was a family home for seven generations, uniting the Booth’s of Warrington and the Grey’s of Stamford. On weekdays you can explore the ground floor and discover fascinating objects from the extensive collection, while on weekends, the Servants’ Courtyard will show how servants lived and worked here in the past.

Rose 'Stamford's Sanctuary' overlooking the house, Dunham Massey


The gardens are ever changing and alive with colour whenever you visit, featuring both historical features and modern planting. Home to one of Britain’s largest winter gardens, you can meander through winding paths enjoying thousands of colourful bulbs through January to May, before the rose garden comes into full bloom in summer. Later months see the landscape transform with vivid autumn colours and smells emerging.

Relaxing in the park, Dunham Massey

Deer park

As well as the herd of 150 fallow deer, the park offers great circular walks among the tree-lined avenues. It’s home to some of the best example of ancient and veteran trees in the country and bird watchers can enjoy the sight of herons, woodpeckers and, if lucky, kingfishers. The 400 year old mill is the oldest building on the estate and will remain closed this year while a new roof is installed, made possible by the money raised by supporters.

Eating and shopping

Make a booking

We welcome groups on most days but we cannot take bookings on Sundays, Bank Holiday weekends and event weekends. Please check availability before you arrange your visit.

Points to note:

  • Reduced rates apply to groups of 15+ people
  • Free coach parking space for pre-booked groups
  • We have a limited number of mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs available to book at no extra cost. Please call in advance to check availability. We have an access statement on our website for information when planning your visit.
  • For more information, please download the group booking pack here.
  • Email or call 0161 941 1025 to book your group visit today.