Opening times for 8 December 2023
Asset Opening time Manor house 11:00 - 16:00 Garden 10:00 - 16:00 Shop 10:30 - 16:00 Tea-room 10:00 - 16:00 Malthouse Gallery 11:00 - 16:00
Manor & Gallery: last entry 1 hour before closing. Summer free-flow entry from 11 to 4. Winter free-flow entry 11 to 3. Manor fully closed 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 January 2024. Upper floor of Manor closed from 27 December 2023 - 3 March 2024. Closed 25 and 26 December. Please be aware these times and dates are subject to change at short notice.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Prices from March 2023
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £15.40 £14.00 Child £7.70 £7.00 Family £38.50 £35.00 1 adult family £23.10 £21.00 Pre-booked School Visits per pupil £5.00 Group Adult £13.00
Assistance dogs only
Assistance dogs welcome in all areas. Dogs on short leads welcome in gardens (with exception of Kitchen Garden).
Plant sales area outside Old Manor Shop selling a range of seasonal plants and garden ornaments.
Second-hand bookshop in Undercroft.
Old Manor Shop selling a range of William Morris and Arts & Crafts products, with a range of home wear, food, gifts, books, fashion and children's toys.
Parking: Free, entrance off A454. Please note - no coaches or long vehicles (e.g. motor homes) as both entrance and exit to car park is too restricted. SatNav: Use WV6 8BN (postal address takes you to our exit gate). On approach please follow brown signs, entrance gates opposite Dentist.
Manders Tearoom with indoor and outdoor seating. Kiosk serving ice-creams and takeaway drinks at peak times in the courtyard.
Dogs on short leads welcome in the garden, with the exception of the kitchen garden.
Toilets and baby changing facilities at our Visitor Reception and by our tearoom.
Blue Badge parking. Shuttle buggy available. Accessible toilets by Reception and tea-room. Partly accessible grounds, slopes, some steps, grass paths.
Accessible route and/or map
Accessible route map available on request at our Visitor Reception.
Access to De Morgan Gallery via lift. No lift access in Manor.
Accessible toilet in car park and next to tearoom.
Powered mobility vehicle available
Volunteer-driven buggy available on request to take visitors up path from car park.
Braille (guide or menu)
Braille guides of Manor available at the front door.
Seating throughout Manor marked by 'cat cushions'. Accessible map of garden available from Visitor Reception shows seating areas in gardens.
Separate mobility parking by Visitor Reception building.
Partly accessible grounds, slopes, some steps, grass paths. Map of accessible route. Some visitors may require assistance from their companion.
Induction loops at all till points.
Touch-screen with virtual tour with narration available in Manor.
Level access to food outlet
Level access to tearoom via power-assisted door at the end of the courtyard.
Manual wheelchairs available to borrow on arrival.
Level access to shop
Level access to shop, but one area inside only accessible via a single step.
Car park is situated off A454 between Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth. Brown signs from the Chapel Ash junction of the Wolverhampton ring road. Travelling from the South/East take from junction 2 of the M5 follow the A4123 (Birmingham New Road) to Wolverhampton ring road, turn left then follow ring road until brown signs. From North/East Junction 2 of M54 and follow A449 to ring road and turn right.
Parking: Free, entrance off A454. Please note - no coaches or long vehicles (e.g. motor homes) as both entrance and exit to car park is too restricted.
Sat Nav: Use WV6 8BN (postal address takes you to our exit gate). On approach please follow brown signs, entrance gates opposite Dentist.
Access from Wightwick Bridge on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal, which passes nearby. Our pedestrian entrance is located 100 yards from bus stop on Bridgnorth Road (Bridgnorth direction).
Wolverhampton 3 miles. Bus stop located within walking distance of train station.
Hourly service from Wolverhampton to Bridgnorth Road (currently number 9), leaves bus station quarter to the hour (no service on Sundays). Alight Wightwick Bank on Bridgnorth Road beside Mermaid pub and enter site by pedestrian entrance, 50 yards up main road from bus stop. http://www.networkwestmidlands.com/bus
To avoid the road network, the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal passes close by with access from Wightwick Bridge.
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, mooring available at Wightwick Bridge No.56.
Wightwick Manor and Gardens is a one pawprint rated place. Find out all you need to know to make the most of your visit with your four-legged friend.
Find out more about booking your group for a visit to Wightwick and the information you need to help you plan your trip.
Victorian half-timbered Manor House which was home of the Mander family, with a world-class art collection and Morris and Co. interiors.
Malthouse Gallery housing the De Morgan Foundation collection of paintings and ceramics.
Arts and Crafts Gardens
Gardens designed by Thomas Mawson in the arts and crafts style, with orchards, pools, formal gardens and a mathematical bridge.
Traditional Victorian kitchen garden with heated peach house and produce available to purchase seasonally.
Tea-room serving breakfast baps, light lunches, sandwiches, sweet treats and drinks.
Old manor shop
Specialist shop selling William Morris and Arts and Crafts-inspired ranges with a plant centre.
Second-hand book sales in the old Apple Store in the historic Malthouse.
Natural play area found throughout the woodland with climbing tower and balance walk.
Find out what family fun is on offer this season
With seasonal activities for all the family, gardens to explore, a natural play area and lots of history and nature to discover. Find out about our latest family activities and plan your day out.
The garden at Wightwick is the perfect place for a walk after enjoying the delights of the house. Designed by Thomas Mawson, today it has something to see no matter what the season.
Visit the De Morgan Gallery, a partnership with the De Morgan Foundation. ‘Look Beneath the Lustre’ looks at how Evelyn and William De Morgan were inspired to create art.
Discover the historic buildings at Wightwick and grab a bite to eat in the tea-room or stop by the shop or second-hand bookshop for the perfect souvenir of your visit.
Father Christmas is making his annual appearance in his magical sitting room in the Manor. Demand is always high so make sure to book your tickets early. Pre-booking is essential.
Come along to Wightwick Manor this festive season to help us celebrate a traditional Victorian Christmas just like the Mander family would have enjoyed.
In 1937 Geoffrey Mander, a local paint manufacturer and Liberal MP, did something remarkable – he persuaded the National Trust to accept a house for the nation that was just 50 years old.
Geoffrey had inherited Wightwick in 1900, a house designed in an ‘Old English’ style by Midlands architect Edward Ould and built for his parents, Theodore and Flora Mander, between 1887–1893.
While they lived in the house, Theodore and Flora took inspiration from Oscar Wilde’s lecture on 'the House Beautiful'; as a result, the interiors reflect Wilde’s commitment to the principles of the Aesthetic Movement and the ideals of ‘art for art’s sake’. Wilde’s influence can be seen in the collection of objects from Japan and China and the designs of William Morris and his British Arts and Crafts contemporaries.
Having given the house to the Trust, Geoffrey and his second wife Rosalie became its live-in curators, opening the house to the public and adding to its contents, in particular a remarkable collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Marie Spartali Stillman, Elizabeth Siddal and many others. The collection now forms one of the largest public collections of work by female artists in Britain.
You’ll also find a separate gallery dedicated to the work of 19th-century painter Evelyn De Morgan and her husband, ceramicist William De Morgan, on loan from the De Morgan Foundation. Look out for changing exhibitions of their work.
After more than 125 years, Wightwick Manor's timber frame is showing signs of deterioration. Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England, a 3-year repair project starts in 2023.
Did you know that plants could sing? Find out more about the National Trust partnership with disability charity SENSE and how we made our plants communicate, making heritage and horticulture accessible for people with deaf blindness and complex disabilities.
From fledgling varnish producers set up in a back garden, to one of the largest ink producers in the world, find out more about the story of Mander Brothers.
Meet the original influencers; the romantic rulebreakers working in the mid to late 1800s and the effect their work and ideas had on the Manders’ décor choices at Wightwick.