Visiting the house at Tyntesfield
The house at Tyntesfield is open Thursday-Monday 11am-2.15pm. We are delighted to welcome people back safely and we hope you enjoy spending time together inside the house.
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 the recent lockdown. Their daily tasks included 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 reopen to visitors again.
We greatly appreciate the support of our members, visitors and donors throughout this pandemic which has made all the difference to being able to continue our conservation work and looking after the places that we all love.
Safety is the priority for visitors, volunteers and staff. We will be operating a first come, first serve basis, and entry is included with your admission to the estate. As a result of this, not everyone will be able to visit the house. We expect the best time to visit the house will be in the afternoons as visitor numbers are usually lower later in the day.
" 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 also 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.