Discover the house

The house at Nuffield Place typifies early 20th-century taste and thrift; revealing the home life of Lord and Lady Nuffield. Even with a fortune behind them, they still enjoyed the simpler things in life. Their home and personal possessions are just as they left them, giving visitors a true experience of how they would have lived their lives.

Free-flow

From 11am the house opens for free flow visiting.

During busy periods we may use timed tickets during the afternoon as well. This is so that the intimacy of the small, family rooms is maintained and to give you the space to really enjoy them. Timed tickets are given out from Visitor Reception on a first come, first served basis.

Introductory talks

After the house opens at 11am we offer introductory talks that take place outside on the lawn at regular intervals. 

Talks depend upon the availability of volunteer speakers and, if the weather is poor, may not take place. Please ask at Visitor Reception when you arrive as to whether there are any taking place.

Photography in the house

Visitors can take photographs in the house, but please don’t use flash. This is so that the collection can be preserved better, and prevents light damage to fabrics.

Visitors who can’t access the upstairs

For visitors who are not able to climb the stairs, we have a book of photographs of the upstairs rooms which you are welcome to sit and look through. This helps give you a glimpse of what the house is like upstairs.