Visiting the house at Tyntesfield
We're delighted to be welcoming visitors back to enjoy some of the finest rooms on the ground floor of the house.
The doors have been closed and the windows shuttered for the longest period since the Trust took on Tyntesfield in 2002.
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.
Visitor numbers will be limited so not all those who book a visit to the property will be able to view the house. We know people will be disappointed if that's the case but we ask for your support and patience as we open in the safest manner possible.
The route is limited, taking in the cloister, library, study, dining room, hall, ante room, oratory and garden porch. No other rooms are open, but we're sure you'll agree that these are some of the finest and most interesting rooms in the house.
The route will be one way, and we'll ask you to kindly follow the directions of our staff and volunteers who will be ensuring social distancing is possible.
Please watch the video below to get an idea of how your visit will look.
- The house is open from 11am - last entry at 4:15pm, closing at 4:30pm.
- Admission to the house is included with your pre-booked ticket, on a first come, first served basis
- We can't guarantee entry, and will be limiting numbers for everyone's safety.
- Please bring a face covering
- Large backpacks and buggies must be left outside. We cannot currently offer locker space.
- One-way system in place
- A limited route, showing seven ground floor rooms/areas
" 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.