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Tours at Dunham Massey

A group of elderly visitors smiling at Hidcote in Gloucestershire
Visitors enjoy a Park Tour | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

If you’re keen to dig deeper into Dunham Massey’s past and present, learn more about the families who lived here, or want to know how we care for Dunham today, our daily tours are a great place to begin.

Whether you’re planning your first visit to Dunham Massey while on holiday in the North West, or popping in for your weekly stroll through the park, you can learn more about Dunham's history, nature and heritage on one of our park, garden, and Mill tours.

Presented by a hugely knowledgeable group of dedicated volunteers, all tours are dependent on volunteer availability with timings confirmed on the day. If you’re interested in attending a tour, please check on arrival for options and timings.

Park Tours

All year round, approx 1 hour, recommended for adults but all are welcome.

Did you know that Dunham’s park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Dunham’s herd of fallow deer have grazed the land for nearly 1000 years? Did you know that the Mill is the oldest building in the park?

The park tour offers you the opportunity to get to know more about the key facts and histories connected to the parkland and its buildings. Hear about the park’s seasonal ecology and how the Dunham has changed through its history.

Garden Tours

Mid-January to mid-November, Monday to Friday, approx 1 hour

Dunham Massey’s Garden is abloom all seasons. From its extensive Winter Garden with its winding paths and seasonal meadows to the formal parterre and beds that accentuate the walls of the 300-year-old Georgian House – there are always new buds to spot and floral displays to enjoy.

Our garden tours showcase seasonal highlights and give insight into the practicalities of caring for this special place.

Mill Tours

March to October (subject to volunteer availability), approx 30 minutes, suitable for all ages

The oldest building within the walls of Dunham Massey, the Dunham Mill has a long and varied history. On this tour, you will learn about its time as a corn mill and a sawmill, as well as finding out how we look after this working mill building today.

A tour for the senses, see and hear the wheel turning and hear the machinery whirring.

Access to tours

All three of Dunham's volunteer-supported tours can be accessed by wheelchairs and Personal Mobility Vehicles.