Visiting the house at Tyntesfield
From Saturday 26 December Tyntesfield will move to Tier 3 of Coronavirus restrictions, which means the house will remain closed.
Please note that due to the latest Coronovirus restrictions, moving Tyntesfield into Tier 3 on 26 December, the house will remain closed until further notice.
The house at Tyntesfield will be open on a first come, first served basis for visitors with pre-booked admission tickets. Entry is not guaranteed with an admission ticket.
The doors were closed and the windows shuttered for the longest period since the Trust took on Tyntesfield in 2002 in the first, and subsequent lockdowns.
A skeleton team of staff have been caring for the collection throughout lockdown. Their daily tasks include vacuuming the miles of corridors, dusting fire and security sensors, controlling pests and ensuring the house and collection are kept in best possible condition, ready for the day we reopened to visitors again.
" I feel quite confident in saying that there is now no other Victorian country house which so richly represents its age as Tyntesfield."
A Victorian Gothic home
After buying Tyntes Place for his growing family in 1844, William Gibbs went about making it his own. He remodelled the exterior of the simple regency house into the Gothic extravaganza that exists today and had the interiors richly decorated and furnished by the country's leading craftsmen.
Each of the following three generations left their mark on Tyntesfield, adding to what had been done before and incorporating the latest advances in technology to create a family home that was comfortable and efficient.