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Group visits to Wightwick Manor and Gardens

A group of people walking and laughing together at Lyme Park in Cheshire
Visit Lyme Park in Cheshire together | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Wightwick Manor is a popular destination for private groups, societies and pre-booked travel groups who come to see the home of the Manders and its outstanding Pre-Raphaelite art collection. Find out more about how to book and the information you need to plan your visit.

Group visits

Wightwick Manor welcomes groups on weekdays throughout the year and during quieter times of the year groups are also welcome at weekends, not including Bank Holidays, busy event days or closed conservation cleaning days in January and November. Groups must be a minimum of 15 people, discounted rates are available for any non-members in the group.

Please note, pre-booking is essential for all group visits as we can only accept one group booking per day.

The house and gallery open at 11am daily for free-flow visits. Larger groups may be split up to ensure the house does not become overcrowded.

The ground floor of the Manor is open all year round, the upstairs may be closed at certain times for conservation purposes.

Visitors enjoying a tour of Wightwick Manor, West Midlands
Find out more from the friendly volunteer room guides | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

Catering for your group

The tea-room opens at 10am daily for hot and cold beverages and food. You can pre-book lunch for up to 25 people. If the group is larger, we can arrange multiple sittings.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Coach access

There is no coach parking onsite and coaches are not able to enter the car park.

Your coach driver will need to drop you off at the public bus stop outside the Mermaid pub (WV6 8BN). There is a lay-by approximately half a mile towards Bridgnorth which the coach driver may wish to wait in while you visit.

Get in touch about bringing a group to Wightwick Manor

If you would like to book a group visit, please contact the team on 01902 761400 or email

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, designed by Edward Ould for the Mander family and built between 1887-8

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.