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Group visits to Snowshill

Visitors on a guided tour with the head gardener at Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight
A guided tour around Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Snowshill is an ideal place to explore as a group. There’s so much to discover, discuss and reflect on, from the many curiosities in the manor house to the flowers in the Arts and Crafts style garden. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Snowshill. Find out more below on how to book a group visit and what to expect.

How to book a group visit

Snowshill Manor and Garden is a popular place to visit so it’s essential that groups book in advance. If you’d like to book or find out more about visiting Snowshill as a group, please email on or call on 01386 852410.

Book early

May, June and September are our busiest months so we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

Visitors trying on historic helmets inside Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire
Exploring the collection at Snowshill Manor and Garden | © National Trust Images / James Dobson

When groups can visit

Snowshill Manor welcomes pre-booked groups during the open season between March and October, except on Bank Holiday weekends and weekends during July and August. We ask groups to arrive no earlier than 11:30am. You can find our full group visits information sheet at the bottom of this page.

Group access to the manor

To ensure your group can enjoy this unique place at your own pace, we reserve timed tickets to the manor for your group.

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.

A close up of daffodils with the manor house in the background at Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire
Daffodils at Snowshill Manor | © National Trust Images / Vicki Swinglehurst

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

Self-led tours at Snowshill

Snowshill Manor and Garden is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access for the whole school group at National Trust places.

Coach parking

It’s essential that groups of 15 or more – and all coach parties – book in advance. There’s limited parking available, due to the size of the car park.

A visitor leans in to get a closer look at a collection item inside Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire

Discover more at Snowshill

Find out when Snowshill is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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Multiple statues, trinkets and other collection items stored in a Japanese lacquer cabinet at Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire

Things to do in Snowshill Manor 

With a sense of fun and theatre, Charles Wade took great pleasure in turning his home into a stage for his collection of varied and sometimes unusual finds.

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Things to do in the garden at Snowshill 

Alongside friend and fellow architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, Wade set out to design a garden which reflected the theatre and form of the manor. The garden is an extension of the house, a series of outdoor rooms.

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Eating and shopping at Snowshill 

The café at Snowshill will provide welcoming refreshments during your visit. The shop stocks a wide range of gifts and souvenirs, and there's also a second-hand bookshop for picking up a pre-loved page-turner.

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Education Group Access Pass 

If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives you free admission for a year.

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Touring Pass 

If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.

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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.