Opening times for 3 December 2023
Asset Opening time House Closed Garden 10:00 - 15:30 Park 09:00 - 16:00 Café 09:00 - 16:00 Stables Restaurant 10:00 - 15:00 Shop 09:30 - 16:00 Car Park 09:00 - 16:15
Last entries: car park - 1 hour before closing, gardens - 45 minutes before closing, house - 30 minutes before closing. The Mill is open some days by tour only, subject to volunteer availability.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Park & Gardens
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £9.40 £8.50 Child £4.70 £4.25 Family £23.40 £21.25 Family (1 adult) £14.10 £12.75
House & Servants Courtyard
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £6.60 £6.00 Child £3.30 £3.00 Family £16.50 £15.00 Family (1 adult) £9.90 £9.00
Find the second-hand bookshop on the left as you enter Dunham's Visitor Centre
During the warmer months, plants can be purchased from the onsite Shop
Find the Stamford Café in the Visitor Centre
Find the Stables Restaurant on the first floor of the Stables building
There are disabled bays to the left as you enter the car park. Ample space for pre-booked buses and larger vehicles
Dunham's shop offers a variety of seasonal, unique, and locally sourced produce
Dogs are welcome during opening hours in the parkland and North Park, and from 12midday in the gardens. Please keep dogs on a short lead in the gardens and parkland. Well behaved dogs can run off the lead in the North Park. Dog owners can order from the café and ice cream parlour and use the seated outdoor café terrace
Wheelchair-accessible toilet and baby changing areas at the Visitor Centre, as well as female/male toilets and a Place to Change accessible toilet with a ceiling track hoist, wash and dry shower and changing bench. Female/male and disabled toilet facilities also in the Stables building
Year-round tours of Dunham's parkland. Tours of Dunham Mill and gardens, season dependant. Tours are subject to volunteer availability
Mobility parking in main car park, 20–30 metres from visitor centre. Wheelchair-accessible toilets and baby changing areas at the Visitor Centre, as well as an accessible toilet with a ceiling track hoist, wash and dry shower and changing bench. Personal Mobility Vehicles and wheelchairs are available to hire in advance. Shuttle buggy some days - call ahead to check.
Accessible route and/or map
The vast majority of Dunham's parkland and garden paths are accessible. Download a map before you arrive or collect one from the Visitor Centre.
Lift access to the first floor Stables Restaurant
In the Visitor Centre, accessible toilet facilities include a ceiling track hoist, wash and dry shower and changing bench. A standard accessible toilet can be found in the Stables building
Powered mobility vehicle available
Call ahead to prebook one of our free-to-use mobility vehicles.
Our car park has disabled parking spaces on the left after you pass the car parking hut. There are also spaces for larger vehicles.
Ramped access to the house – please ask at the Visitor Centre or house entrance during house opening hours (March to October).
Hearing loops are fitted at all tills and a portable loop system is available on many guided tours.
Seating is available throughout the deer park and gardens, as well as in the Restaurant, Ice Cream Parlour and Café. Find accessible picnic tables in the North Park.
Level access to food outlet
Follow the ramp down to the Visitor Centre and access the café via the single-level corridor. Access to the first floor Stables Restaurant is via a lift outside the Ice Cream Parlour
A shuttle buggy runs from the Visitor Centre to the house and garden entrances from April to October – dependant on volunteer availability, please call in advance to confirm.
Level access to shop
The shop is located next to the welcome desk in the Visitor Centre via a ramp and level paths.
Inside the house, virtual tours and films investigate the history and collection, provided on a tablet on the ground floor.
The vast majority of Dunham's parkland and garden paths are accessible.
Call ahead to prebook one of our free-to-use wheelchairs.
Dunham Massey is located on Woodhouse Lane in Altrincham, off the A56. Exit at junction 19 off the M6; and junction 7 off the M56. Please park in the marked bays.
Sat Nav: The postcode for Dunham Massey is WA14 4SJ.
Dunham Massey is close to Trans-Pennine Trail and Bridgewater Canal. The nearest transport hub is 2.5 miles on foot, in Altrincham.
The closest train stations are Altrincham (3 miles) and Hale (3 miles). From Altrincham, you can catch the hourly 280 bus which stops at the Dunham Massey entrance gate.
Catch the 280 bus from Altrincham in Greater Manchester to the Dunham Massey entrance gate, a trip that takes just 10 minutes.
Buses from Warrington take 40 min and stop a 20 minute stroll away, through the park.
As a thank you for arriving car-free, you're invited to enjoy 10% off in the café and restaurant when you show an on-the-day bus ticket. Find out more about exploring car-free
Dunham Massey is close to Trans-Pennine Trail and Bridgewater Canal. Cycling in the park is for under 5s only but make use of the bike park in the main car park and enjoy a stroll across the park and gardens.
As a thank you for visiting car-free, you're invited to enjoy 10% off in the café and restaurant on the production of a bike helmet.Find out more about exploring car-free
Travel the green way and help us preserve this special place. As a thank you for arriving car-free, you're invited to enjoy 10% off when you show an on-the-day bus/train ticket, or a bike helmet. Find out more about exploring car-free
Dunham Massey has many miles of paths. Find out how we can support you to investigate them.
Plan your visit with this handy downloadable map of Dunham Massey.
Find out about the benefits of booking a group visit to Dunham Massey, Cheshire, including group rates, the kinds of educational activities available, and how to book your visit.
There's more than 300 acres of beautiful ancient parkland to explore at this two pawprint rated place. Whatever the weather, you can enjoy some lovely walks with your dog.
Leafy avenues, wide vistas, accessible paths. A medieval deer park that is home to historic structures and ancient trees. Perfect for a longer walk or breath of fresh air.
Seasonal highlights are aplenty in the gardens. From the Rose Garden in summer to one of the UK's largest winter gardens.
A 17th-century house, home to an extensive collection that spans throughout its history. Open to visitors from March to October.
Dunham's herd of fallow deer roam free across the parkland. Please help us to care for our deer by not feeding or touching them.
The Dunham Mill
Discover 400 years of function during a tour of the Dunham Mill.
The Stables Restaurant
Enjoy hot food, drinks, and treats in the beautiful surroundings of the Stables Restaurant.
The Dunham Massey shop is a trove of seasonal wares. From plants to preserves, to books and throws.
The Stamford Café
Take a moment for light bites, drinks and snacks in the bright and airy Stamford Café.
From roaming fallow deer to bug-rich gardens and the heritage and history in the Georgian House and 400-year-old mill, there's something for all the family at Dunham Massey.
Celebrate Christmas time with a family day out at Dunham Massey. Enjoy festive events and winter walks or pre-book a Christmas Lunch in the Stables Restaurant.
Dunham Massey's deer park is an historic parkland and naturally spacious place to visit. Walk along the leafy avenues and admire the far-reaching views while getting a breath of fresh air.
Stroll past historical landmarks and breathe in seasonal scents with a visit to Dunham Massey's ever-evolving and extensive gardens. Crunch through leaves on a woodland walk and watch as the gardens unveil their vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow this autumn.
From a festive three-course lunch, to winter warmers and treats, enjoy seasonal food and drink in the historic surrounds of the Dunham Massey Stables Restaurant.
If you’re keen to dig deeper into Dunham Massey’s past and present or want to know how we care for Dunham today, our volunteer-supported tours are a great place to begin.
When the house reopens to visitors in March 2024, you can explore the traditional country house at Dunham Massey and see the extensive collection inside, which shows how the family lived and tells the stories of those who served them.
The festive light trail at Dunham Massey features beautiful walk-through light installations, joyful Christmas music, and seasonal food and drink. Ideal for all ages and abilities, this iconic trail is the perfect place to share special moments with those you love.
There's a great choice of food and drink at Dunham Massey, with options to sit inside or outside. Afterwards, visit the shops and discover a treasure trove of goodies, ideal for a gift or souvenir.
Join in the fun this Christmas with a very merry, interactive storytelling adventure! Celebrate with Jolly Robin and their woodland friends at their festive party.
Nestled between the vibrant city of Manchester and the beginnings of rural Cheshire, Dunham Massey includes a 300-acre deer park, a historic house and buildings, and all-season gardens.
Outdoors, accessible paths pass roaming fallow deer and ancient trees in the parkland, while the Winter and Rose Gardens reveal the sights and scents of the seasons. Across the moat, the Georgian house offers a backdrop to the formal gardens making a picturesque spot for picnickers.
Indoors, ornate rooms and servant’s quarters hold a collection that spans the history of the house, while the water-powered mill and other historic buildings add further context that beckons you into the past.
Trails, events and seasonal happenings are frequent, as is the tendency to return to this much-loved place.
Over 400 years of history have unfolded at Dunham Massey. Uncover the stories of two ancient families – the Booths and the Greys – and their international fortune and friendships.
From gardening and tour guiding to welcoming visitors and caring for the house's collection, find out about the volunteering roles at Dunham Massey and how to apply to join the team.
There are numerous ways young people can volunteer with Dunham Massey. Find out more about Youth Rangers, Young Volunteers and Work Experience.
Keep up with the latest updates from the River Bollin Project as we work to improve the health of the river along the catchment at Dunham Massey.