What to see in Dyrham house

Dyrham Park house re-opened in March 2017

Dyrham house is open daily from 11am-4pm (last entry 3pm), once inside you can find out more about founder William Blathwayt.

In previous years, the house has been closed to visitors for the winter to allow the team to work on the collection but we're now open over winter with behind the scenes tours on weekdays.

'Mr Blathwayt's apartment'

The dressed rooms in the house known as 'Mr Blathwayt's apartment' are situated along the East front. They offer a flavour of 17th-century life, featuring highlights of the collection and some sensory additions, including smelling pouches and harpsichord music.

The Basement

The basement is open daily, where you can learn more about how the house and garden were built and about the 2015/16 re-roofing project. There are some nice features such as a dairy, servant's bells and a Victorian kitchen now home to our second-hand bookshop.

Conservation in action

Our team of conservators and volunteers spend the winter months on an annual check and clean of the house and the collection - checking woodwork for bugs, dusting and other delicate cleaning tasks. You can learn more about these in January and February with our Behind the Scenes tours.

The house is open daily from 11am-4pm, with last entry at 3pm. Entry is via free behind the scenes tours during weekdays and timed tickets at weekends. Normal admission applies.