Snowshill Manor and Garden

Important notice -

The garden at Snowshill is open. Visits to the manor are by timed ticket only - booking for the manor is recommended at busier times such as weekends and bank 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

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

Half Term Family fun at Snowshill

Sat 28 May 2022
11:00-17:30
Come and explore the Snowshill garden this half term and get up close with wildlife.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration.

Thu 02 Jun 2022
11:00-17:30
Celebrate the Queen’s jubilee with family and friends at Snowshill.
Snowshill Manor and Garden

Eating and shopping

Snowshill Manor and Garden

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.

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

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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