Visiting Tyntesfield house in January and February

Tyntesfield front of house Nov 2016

While the house has a spring deep-clean in January and February, there's the chance to see rooms not normally on the visitor route on weekdays.

Play Hard behind the scenes tours - January 2019 

On weekdays between 6 - 24 January, the best way to see Tyntesfield house is on a 'Play Hard' behind the scenes tour. 

This tour follows in the footsteps of Janet and Nancy Gibbs, who lived at Tyntesfield in the Victorian period. It takes in the rooms that are most relevant to their story, including the nurseries on the second floor, and tells the story of how they made Tyntesfield their home.

Please note, this tour does not visit every room in the house, but will give opportunities to see rooms not normally on the visitor route. 

This tour involves stairs and areas with low light levels. A full accessiblity statement is available here. If you have any concerns or queries, please email tyntesfield@nationaltrust.org.uk

Fancy seeing the house, but don't want to go on a tour?

If you'd like to see the house during weekdays in January and February, but don't want to book on to a tour, you'll be able to peek into a limited number of rooms with your grounds admission ticket. You can find out more about why access to the house is limited at this time of year, and the work it takes to keep Tyntesfield special. 

You don't need to book, and your sneak-peek is included in a garden and grounds only ticket. 

Visiting on a weekend?

The house will be open as usual on the weekends. Pick up your ticket from the ticket office, and enter any time during your allocated timeslot - this is just for entry - you don't have to exit until you are ready. You don't need to book in advance. 

Work Hard behind the scenes tours -  February 2020

On weekdays between 3 - 28 February, the best way to see Tyntesfield house is on a 'Work Hard' behind the scenes tour. During half term, (17-21 Feb), tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. 

This tour follows in the footsteps of Hemmings the Butler, who worked at Tyntesfield in the Victorian period. It takes in the rooms most relevant to his story, including the kitchen and the scullery, and tells the story of what life was like for Tyntesfield's servants.

Please note, this tour does not visit every room in the house, but will give opportunities to see rooms not normally on the visitor route. 

This tour involves stairs and areas with low light levels. A full accessiblity statement is available here. If you have any concerns or queries, please email tyntesfield@nationaltrust.org.uk