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Tours at Dunham Massey

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

If you’re keen to dig deeper into Dunham Massey’s past and present, 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 nature and heritage at Dunham Massey on one of our 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.

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 1 November, Monday to Friday, approx 30 minutes - suitable for all ages

Over 400 years old, The Mill at Dunham Massey is the oldest building within the park's walls. Visitors are taken on a journey through history, from its time as a cornmill to a sawmill, and finally into the care of the National Trust today. A tour for the senses: have a go at grinding some corn into flour, feel the spray from the water wheel, and see the unique example of a surviving frame saw.

Access to tours

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