Secret Dunham

Uncover the secrets behind Dunham's doors

There's a lot of history around Dunham Massey - areas of the park that are not often explored, plants and trees hidden in the garden, paintings that tell a thousand untold stories and winter conservation work that goes on behind closed doors. Dunham's secrets are about to be uncovered.

Behind the scenes in the house

Torchlight, Truths and Treasures 

The Torchlight, Truths and Treasures Tours bring the secret spaces and untold tales of Dunham to life. Visitors will have a sneak peek at areas not usually accessible to the public and paintings and objects from the collection that aren’t on display – and you can expect a few surprises on the way! Tours take place from Saturday – Wednesday, 11am – 3.30pm until 22 March.

Step back in time to discover what life was like for Dunham's servants

Below Stairs Tour 

Sat 10 Feb — Sun 18 Mar, various times between 11am-3.30pm Step back in time to discover what life was like for Dunham's servants on a guided tour of their quarters. With some tours offering a chance to get involved in servant’s duties and others giving greater historical depth, we look at familiar household objects and chores but on a grand scale.

A family enjoying a summer's walk in the park

Take a Walk in the Park 

Most people enjoy our parkland as a way to stretch your legs, but there’s a lot more to our park than just that. Did you know that we’re a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and are home to some of the UK’s rarest beetles? Join our Park Guides on the daily 1.30pm walk around the deer park and find out some things you never knew about Dunham. There are plenty of unexplored areas and stories that are just waiting to be discovered.

Visitors enjoying a winter garden tour

Secret Garden 

The garden offers an array of seasonal scents and colours just waiting to be discovered over the winter months. Join a winter garden tour and learn about the thousands bulbs, trees and shrubs that grow in our garden. With our garden always changing, there’s always something new to see, and you might even spot something you’ve never seen before. Weekdays at 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.15pm.