The Library is perfectly symmetrical, in keeping with the formality of the neo-classical style. It houses one of the largest and most important library collections owned by the National Trust with over 8,000 books in this room alone, many still in their original covers and in mint condition.
The music and drawing room is the most ostentatious room in the house; Tatton’s collection of Gillow furniture is unrivalled. Wilbraham Egerton’s ownership (1777–1853) saw the commission of many pieces especially for the house.
The scullery, kitchen, salting room and wine cellar all show what life was like for the servants at Tatton. Did you know: Over the 66 years recorded, 51,000 bottles were listed here for consumption by the Egertons.
Ask our visitor assistants about:
- Uncovering hidden histories
- The Maurice Egerton exhibition
- What life was like for the mansion workers
- Our diverse collection of paintings
- Our fine collection of ceramics and Baccarat glass
- Our books and archive material in the library, which can be read digitally on iPad
The Egerton family collected many objects and pieces of furniture over the years. This painting is of Samuel Egerton (1711-1780) who commissioned it in 1732.To view the full image and see more of Tatton's collection highlights, visit the National Trust Collections website
We are constantly discovering more about the hidden histories of the people who lived and worked at Tatton and about the new technologies they introduced to the mansion to ensure it ran efficiently.