Inside Snowshill Manor

Penny-farthing bicycles and a model of HM Britannia, part of the collection of Charles Wade in Hundred Wheels at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire

A house like no other, Snowshill is neither a museum nor a home, but one large treasure trove of delights.

Every room in Snowshill Manor is filled with hundreds of objects, from model boats and scary Samurais, to toys and an attic filled with bicycles.

Wade gave each room a name, a theme and a certain purpose, without ever taking away from the interesting architectural details and features of this three-story manor – being a trained, well-regarded architect himself.

The Manor is to this day presented as Wade arranged it, a treasure trove of curiosities. There are no labels or spotlights - but don’t worry, our friendly room guides have heads filled with knowledge, and will happily tell you more, point out their favourite items and be on hand if you need any help.


Uncover the secrets of Snowshill Manor

From snuff-boxes to suits of armour, masks to musical instruments, Snowshill Manor is a treasure trove of quirky and curious objects. The collection was the work of Charles Paget Wade, a man fascinated by anything hand-crafted and made with skill.