A Taste of Autumn: Running the Country House

Do you have an ancestor who worked as a servant in the past? Step back in time to experience sights and smells from the country house kitchen in autumn.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Do you have an ancestor who worked as a servant in the past? Step back in time to experience sights and smells from the country house kitchen in autumn.

Prices

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

Prices

Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £6.50 £5.00
Family £28.50 £25.00
(1 adult 3 children) £17.50 £15.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50
House & Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Child £8.00 £7.25
Family £39.90 £36.25
(1 adult 3 children) £23.95 £21.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.75

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 (unless booked 2 weeks in advance via group bookings: dunhamgroupbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk). Free for National Trust members.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your tickets from the visitor centre.
Accessibility
The kitchen and servants courtyard are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware of the cobbles.
Other
House and garden ticket required. Normal admissions apply.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 September 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
12 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 October 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Travel to 2050

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The Lost Words: Find the Lost Words

Thu 19 Sep 2019
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: After the Storm

Thu 19 Sep 2019
10:30-14:30
There's been a stormy disaster and now Percy the Park Keeper's animal friends don't have anywhere to live! Help Percy devise a plan to find his little friends a new home this autumn.

People's Landscapes: Unearthing Passion and Protest

Thu 19 Sep 2019
10:30-17:00
200 years after the Peterloo Massacre, two films created by artist family Gary, Grace, Hope and Merrick will inspire conversations about rights and responsibilities, freedoms and the power to create. They'll be shown at Dunham Massey & Quarry Bank.

A Taste of Autumn: Autumn Senses Garden Tour

Thu 19 Sep 2019
11:15-12:15
Enjoy a guided tour of the garden to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the autumnal season.

Garden Tour

Thu 19 Sep 2019
11:15-12:15
Enjoy a guided tour of the garden to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the season.