Snowshill Manor and Garden

Important notice -

The garden is open. Visits to the manor are by timed ticket only. Booking for the manor is recommended at busier times such as the summer holidays.

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

Things to see and do

Dog Information

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout Snowshill Manor and Garden but we do not allow any other dogs on site.

Snowshill Manor and Garden

What's on

Book your visit

If you would like to visit the manor, we recommend you pre-book your timed entry ticket. Spaces are limited. If you would like a garden-only visit, you do not have to pre-book.

Upcoming events

Get Creative in the Summer Holidays

Wed 17 Aug 2022
Get creative at Snowshill Manor over the Summer Holidays

Two Day Stone Carving Course

Sat 03 Sep 2022
On this two day course, you will learn the traditional skills needed to create your own stone carving to take home.

Two Day Wood Carving Workshop

Sat 03 Sep 2022
On this practical two day hands on course, you will use traditional wood carving and hand tool skills to carve a relief in lime wood
A family enjoying the garden at Snowshill in spring

Family fun at Snowshill 

Snowshill is a magical place in the summer for children

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Eating and shopping

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Get involved

Snowshill Manor volunteer talking to visitors

Volunteering at Snowshill  

Volunteering can be fun, interesting and very rewarding so why not try something new? There are a range of roles to suit all interests at Snowshill.

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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
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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