Important notice -

We recommend pre booking for your visit to Townend but you are more than welcome to show up on the day. Please check opening times for dates open. Free flow visits from 10am-3pm (last entry 2.30) and guided tour from 3-4pm.

Atmospheric farmhouse full of quirky objects and fascinating stories


What's on

Book your visit

Book your tickets for a self led visit or guided tour.

Upcoming events

Family Friendly Sundays at Townend- Washing Day

Sun 24 Jul 2022
It's washing day at Townend. Roll up your sleeves and don your mop hat and apron as we get to work with a historical washing demonstration with carbolic soap and mangle.

Things to see and do

A woman cooking in the kitchen at Townend

A taste of Townend 

Every Thursday, 12-3pm, 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