Snowshill Manor and Garden

Important notice -

Snowshill Manor and Garden is open. Access to the manor is not guaranteed on the day you visit. On weekdays you don't need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

Snowshill is the unconventional home of the eccentric Charles Wade, who delighted in creating a stage for his life and passions.

Snowshill Manor and Garden

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden, café, shop and second-hand bookshop at Snowshill Manor & Garden are open. The Manor is open from Monday 17 May. Entry to the manor is not guaranteed on the day you visit. Visits to the manor will be limited to ensure social distancing and non-bookable timed tickets are available on arrival at visitor reception. On weekdays you don't need to pre-book your visit the property. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Members book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking.

Snowshill Manor and Garden

Things to see and do

Snowshill Manor and Garden

Eating and shopping

Snowshill Manor and Garden

History

Photograph of Charles Wade

Who was Charles Wade? 

Snowshill Manor as we know it was created from 1919 by the architect, artist and collector Charles Paget Wade (1883–1956).

" Great has been the delight of forming the collection at Snowshill Manor. To how many interesting, strange, out of the way places has it led."
- Charles Wade
Snowshill Manor and Garden

Join or give

Snowshill Manor and Garden

Art and collections

Japanese samurai armour

Samurai armour at Snowshill Manor 

Discover why this 19th-century Samurai armour – beautifully decorated with a dragon, crickets and dragonflies – was designed for show rather than practicality.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Snowshill Manor and Garden on the National Trust Collections website