A Taste of Autumn - The Butler's Etiquette Lessons

Join our Butler, Mr. Tory, to learn about etiquette at the dinner table.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Be transported back in time as our Victorian Butler Mr Tory teaches you a lesson in decorum and dining room etiquette.

Talks are throughout the day at 12pm, 1.45pm and 2.45pm.

Prices

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

Prices

Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.50 £8.60
Child £4.75 £4.30
Family £24.00 £21.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.00
House & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.35

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Estate entry (car park) - cars, £6, motorbikes £1.50 (free for National Trust members), coaches £20. Please note that all visitors, including National Trust members, require a ticket from Visitor Reception for the House and or Garden.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the Dining Room in the house.
Accessibility
Please call the property for information on access to the house.
Other
The talk is free but normal admission applies. Don't forget to get your ticket from reception on the day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 October 2017 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:45 - 14:15 Available
14:45 - 15:15 Available
29 October 2017 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:45 - 14:15 Available
14:45 - 15:15 Available
4 November 2017 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:45 - 14:15 Available
14:45 - 15:15 Available
5 November 2017 12:00 - 12:30 Available
13:45 - 14:15 Available
14:45 - 15:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Dunham Massey
Email
dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0161 941 1025

Upcoming events

Secret Dunham - Deer Discovery Trail

Thu 19 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
From bellows to battles, the autumn rituals of Dunham's deer are revealed in a discovery trail around the park.

Hooty's Autumn Festival

Thu 19 Oct 2017
10:30-16:30
Follow Hooty the Owl's special trail around the garden to find out all about his autumn festival. Solve the trail and collect your prize at the end!

Autumn Senses Garden Tour

Thu 19 Oct 2017
11:30-12:30
Enjoy a guided tour of the garden to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the autumnal season. Limited availability, pick up a token from the garden kiosk.

Secret Dunham - Autumn Park Walk

Thu 19 Oct 2017
13:30-14:30
Join our Park Guides on an autumnal walk around the park and find out some things you never knew about Dunham.

Autumn Makers Workshop - Grown Up Den Building

Fri 20 Oct 2017
09:30-12:30
Come along and have a go at den building for grown ups.

Dunham's Lost Years - Shadow Puppet Trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
As you walk around the house, can you spot the shadow puppet silhouettes of the people who lived at Dunham? You can even head to the Great Gallery and stage your own puppet show.