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Things to do in Tatton Park's mansion

A view of the south elevation of the mansion at Tatton Park, Cheshire on a sunny day.
View of the south elevation of the mansion at Tatton Park | © National Trust Images /Mark Fiennes

Explore the opulent state rooms, complete servants’ quarters and vast collection of fascinating objects in the mansion house at Tatton Park. Built in the Neo-classical style in stages between 1780 and 1813, the house stands tall at the heart of 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland and 50 acres of garden.

Discover the mansion's highlights

The Library

The Library is perfectly symmetrical, in keeping with the formality of the Neo-classical style. It houses one of the largest and most important library collections owned by the National Trust. There are over 7,000 books in the collection with the majority housed in the Library, many still in their original covers and in mint condition. You can read some of the highlights of the Library's book collection on iPads.

The music and drawing room

This the most ostentatious room in the house; Tatton’s collection of Gillow furniture is unrivalled. Wilbraham Egerton’s ownership (1777–1853) saw the commission of many pieces especially for the house.

Inside the Kitchen at Tatton Park, Cheshire, where a black wrought-iron range stands in the middle of the stone floor, covered with pots, pans and utensils.
The kitchen at Tatton Park | © National Trust Images / Andreas von Einsiedel

Servants’ quarters

The scullery, kitchen, salting room and wine cellar all show what life was like for the servants at Tatton. Over the 66 years recorded, 51,000 bottles were listed here for consumption by the Egertons and their guests.

The collection and Maurice Egerton exhibition

The Egerton family collected many objects and pieces of furniture over the years, including a diverse collection of paintings and fine collection of ceramics and Baccarat glass. To see Tatton Park's collection highlights, visit the National Trust Collections website.

The permanent Maurice Egerton exhibition details the fascinating life and interests of Maurice Egerton, the last Baron Egerton of Tatton Park. See the exhibition highlights on the Tatton Park website, as well as details of other exhibitions in the mansion.

A view of the mansion at Tatton Park, Cheshire, with its colourful terraced garden in the foreground.

Discover more about Tatton Park

Tatton Park is cared for by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust. Find out more about Tatton Park and its exhibitions.

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