What to see in Dyrham house

Dyrham Park's house in winter

Dyrham house is now open daily from 11am-5pm with last entry at 4pm.

The house is in the midst of a major transformation.

Following the massive re-roofing work two years ago, we're now carrying out vital conservation as part of a big project to re-present the house to create a more authentic, meaningful experience for visitors.

Work has almost finished on the two staircases and is under way in the basment. 

While some of the rooms are therefore currently closed to visitors, a number of show rooms are open daily. The Slop’t Parlour is housing paintings on stands with information and explanation. These paintings, by artists such as Murillo, have been re-located from other areas of the house while work takes place providing a rare opportunity to get a close-up view.

You can see into the Gilt Leather Parlor which is housing project protection materials.

A taste of the 17th century

The Great Hall remains open to help transport you back to life in the 17th century.

Inside the house you can find out more about founder William Blathwayt and see highlights of the collection including artwork, furniture and a fine collection of blue and white Dutch Delftware.


Some of the upstairs rooms are now open again having been closed for winter. While many items are still under wraps, you can find out all about those that are unwrapped and the conservation work that has been done to them.

Conservation in action

You can watch conservation in action and find out about some of the work we do in a behind the scenes tour which run Monday to Friday, volunteer numbers permitting.

The basement rooms which included the Victorian kitchen and the dairy are currently closed while works take place.