Greenway house

Agatha Christie called Greenway 'the loveliest place in the world' and treasured it as a holiday home for her and her family. They filled each room with items dear to them, brought to Greenway from Ashfield, Agatha's childhood home, and their travels and extensive collections. In the house you can see all of this just as Agatha and her family left it.

Visiting Greenway house

The ground floor of the house is open daily, 1.30-4.30pm. Visits are limited to ensure social distancing and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit.

Whilst we hope to give access to everyone wanting to visit the house, entry will be on a first come, first served basis. 

To ensure we can adhere to social distancing guidelines, a one way system will be in operation in the house with stanchions in place in some of the rooms. In the library and dining room, you will be able to look into, but not fully enter the rooms.  

Please bring a face covering

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, unless exempt. Please bring one with you.

 

Follow in the family's footsteps

Imagine Agatha Christie and her family spending relaxed summer days or cosy Christmas holidays at Greenway. In the Drawing Room you'll see dominoes and card games laid out in front of the fire. Agatha's Steinway Piano has pride of place in this room; volunteer pianists often play - even performing music written by Christie herself.

The hallway is home to picnic baskets and walking sticks which speak of happy afternoons spent in the gardens. Everywhere you turn in the house there is an item waiting to speak to you about its history.

 

See the collections

Agatha and her family were all extensive collectors; five generations collected over 11,000 objects now in the house. Collections of all sorts from silverware to china, boxes and of course, books fill each room. In the Winter Dining Room you get a real impression of the scale of the collections as you see the cupboards piled high.
 
The cupboards in the Winter Dining Room at Greenway are filled with collections
The cupboards in the Winter Dining Room at Greenway are filled with collections
The cupboards in the Winter Dining Room at Greenway are filled with collections

Visiting Greenway: what you need to know

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. If you're booking a visit to Greenway, read this article to find everything you need to know about travelling to Greenway, what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.