Snowshill Manor and Garden

Important notice -

The garden, shop and café at Snowshill are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and 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

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting

The garden, café, shop and second-hand bookshop at Snowshill Manor & Garden are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and holidays. 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

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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