Spring happenings at Dunham Massey..

As Dunham awakens from its winter slumber, there are plenty of new discoveries to be made and to be explored.

Tulips in the garden at Dunham Massey

Spring Garden 

There’s nothing like a garden full of spring flowers to re-awaken your senses, and a stroll down Camelia Walk is spring highlight not to be missed. See the unfolding carpets of blues, the spectrum of colour from the tulips, and an array of plants bursting into colour in the cyclamen grove. Soak up the scents, colours, shapes and textures on a guided tour, Weekdays at 11.30am & 2.15pm.

Distorted painting fill the Great Hall at Dunham Massey

Dunham's Lost Years 

Explore love, courtship and marriage as seen through the eyes of Victorian society. Discover the scandal caused when the 7th Earl married Catharine Cocks, a skilled circus performer, marking the beginning of a turbulent period in Dunham’s history. Did they make the right choice? Find out in the return and refresh of Dunham’s Lost Years: A Tale of Love & Abandonment, Saturday-Wednesday, 11am-5pm. If you're visiting with children, pick up a trail and see if you can find all the hidden shadow puppets!

Behind the scenes in the house

Torchlight, Treasures and Truths 

Head out on a Torchlight, Truths and Treasures Tours to bring the secret spaces and untold tales of Dunham to life. Sometimes forgotten and often walked past, our powerful torches help you to see the paintings in a new light, and learn about their untold stories. Tours take place from Saturday – Wednesday, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.15pm. Collect a token from reception on the day.

Roger Grey, the 10th Earl of Stamford

Treasures from the Collection 

This year marks a special anniversary in the history of Dunham Massey. In 1917, Roger Grey turned 21 and took full responsibility for the Dunham Estate. To celebrate the centenary of his coming of age, we have re-opened his study and will tell his story through a series of collection items. Discover who Roger really was through untold stories from people who knew him, snippets from his own diary and personal items he once used.

A family enjoying a summer's walk in the park

Explore the park  

Take in the sights of summer around the park on a guided walk with our expert Park Guides. Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a special guided walk, or join the daily 1.30pm walk and find out things often overlooked on a stroll through the park.

Roast Honey Mustard Chicken on a plate of vegetables

Yummy homemade food 

Refuel after a stroll in the garden, or exploring the park with the children, with yummy spring treats. Made fresh each day with seasonal ingredients, there’s something for everyone. Pop in for breakfast or enjoy delicious homemade sandwiches, soups and cakes or a refreshing hot drink…and when the sun shines, treat yourself to yummy ice cream! Why not take the food to go and enjoy a picnic in the garden?