Snowshill Manor and Garden

Important notice -

To visit the manor, please book your timed entry ticket in advance - see the 'What to expect' article for more details. For a garden-only visit you do not have to pre-book.

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 

Book your visit

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

Snowshill Manor and Garden

Things to see and do

Snowshill Manor and Garden

Eating and shopping

Snowshill Manor and Garden


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

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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