Important notice -

Townend is now closed for Winter conservation work. We will be re-opening in March 2022.

Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories


What's on

Book your visit

Please note you need to book tickets to visit Townend.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.


Things to see and do

Candle light at Christmas

Festive Fridays at Townend  

Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas at Townend. The fires are roaring, the house decked with traditional festive foliage and the smells of Christmas fill the air as Townend opens its doors for the first time in December for Festive Fridays, including a special Christmas Eve opening.

A woman cooking in the kitchen at Townend

A taste of Townend 

Every Thursday, 11am-3pm, we’ll be looking at the Browne’s family recipe book that dates back to the 17th Century. Join us to learn about some very intriguing concoctions, including meaty mince pies, bean cakes and macaroons.



An 'upcycled' wardrobe chest in the Housekeeper's room at Townend

Conserving and re-displaying Lucy Browne's wedding dress

Over the winter of 2017/18 we worked on cleaning and re-displaying Lucy Browne's silk 1832 wedding dress. this was naturally a very fragile piece and has had some natural damage over the years from light and atmospheric pollutants. Here you can see the process we took to clean and re-display it in a way which will give the dress the best possible support and environment for the future.


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Townend on the National Trust Collections website