Discover something new in the North West

We've got some grand plans afoot this year in the North West with major exhibitions, new things to see at some of our favourite places and lots of activities to join. Here's our guide to 2017's must-see moments.

Children learning new skills at the Apprentice House

A Woman's Work is Never Done

Discover a new exhibition at Quarry Bank that shines a light on the experiences of the women and girls who lived and worked there, whose stories have often been invisible. Using art, humour and Quarry Bank's amazing archives, A Woman's Work is Never Done tells historical stories that continue to have an ongoing meaning and relevance today.

An art installation in the Green Silk Room at Dunham Massey

Dunham's Lost Years

Meet the rebellious 7th Earl and his new wife, London celebrity Catharine Cox. See their story of love, status and scandal played out throughout the House and discover how they altered the course of Dunham’s history forever.

The Tudor bed at Little Moreton Hall

The history of sleep at Little Moreton Hall 

Discover the history of sleep in Tudor times, and how much our sleeping habits have changed today. Events include a sleep trail and Dream Tent.

Embracing the Regency

Regency Lyme 

In the 200th anniversary year of the death of Jane Austen, meet Lyme’s own Regency hero, Thomas Legh in a year of period music, Regency events and military re-enactments.

A painting of Speke Hall's West Range

Untold Tales Chapter One: Seduction & Decay

Unlock the secrets of Speke, including the truth behind Liverpool’s most famous ghost story, revealing the Beauclerk family and their scandalous past.

Volunteers at work in Hare Hill garden

Join our band of volunteers at Hare Hill 

Thinking of doing something different in 2017? Why not become a volunteer at one of our places? It’s rewarding, interesting and there’s lots to do: meet Kate, a volunteer at Hare Hill.

Trees beside an icy river

Discover something new in the Lake District 

We've reopened our doors for 2017 with lots of new things to discover at the places we care for - where will you visit first?