All in a day's work

An immersive experience from start to finish, travel back to 1909 in the servant's courtyard at Dunham Massey as history comes alive this spring.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Meet historic characters, get hands-on with traditional activities and hear the stories of what it was really like to live and work at Dunham Massey during the Edwardian period. Help the servants to wash laundry, prepare meals, see where the servants sleep and even where they go to the loo! There might even be a job in it for you – if you impress the 9th Earl and Countess...

House and gardens ticket required. Normal admissions apply.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Dunham Massey

Prices

Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.50 £27.50
1 adult, 3 children £18.30 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
House & Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.90 £15.30
Child £8.45 £7.65
Family £42.30 £38.25
1 adult, 3 children £25.40 £22.95
Group Adult N/A £14.30
Servant's Courtyard and Gardens (15 Feb–20 Mar)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.25
Child £6.25 £5.60
Family £31.25 £28.10
1 adult, 3 children £18.75 £16.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.65
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.33

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free to National Trust members.

Please note that all visitors, including National Trust members, require a ticket from Visitor Reception for the House and/or Garden.

Car park (includes entry into the Park) - cars £7, motorbikes £1.50, coaches £20 (free if booked two weeks in advance for group bookings: dunhamgroupbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk). Free for National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your house and gardens ticket from the visitor centre.
Accessibility
The servants courtyard, motorhouse and stables are accessible via a cobbled courtyard.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
16 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
17 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
18 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
19 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
20 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
21 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
22 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
23 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
24 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
25 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
26 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
27 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
28 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 February 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
1 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
2 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
3 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
4 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available
5 March 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available

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Upcoming events

The Lost Words: Find the Lost Words

Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:00-16:00
Visit Dunham Massey and be part of a creative harvesting of words and illustrations inspired by The Lost Words, by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris.

Percy the Park Keeper: The Secret Path

Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:30-15:30
Join Percy and his animal friends to navigate puzzling pathways through the garden. Will you find the clues to stay on the right track?

The Lost Words: Family Art Workshop

Sat 01 Feb 2020
12:00-15:00
Get creative with the little ones on the first Saturday of each month for family friendly art workshops.

The Lost Words: Adult Art Workshops

Mon 03 Feb 2020
11:00-13:00
Drop into the Visitor Centre on Monday mornings for a series of free adult art workshops inspired by The Lost Words.

All in a day's work

Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00-15:00
An immersive experience from start to finish, travel back to 1909 in the servant's courtyard at Dunham Massey as history comes alive this spring.

Percy the Park Keeper: Meet Nick Butterworth

Sat 14 Mar 2020
11:00-11:45
Come and meet bestselling children's author and illustrator, Nick Butterworth, as he talks about his much-loved character Percy the Park Keeper.