Discover a facinating history at Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Archive photograph of Sir Geoffrey Mander showing Sir Clement Attlee around Wightwick Manor

Wightwick: the haven of a romantic Industrialist 

Discover why Sir Geoffrey Mander's family home is such a special part of the National Trust's own history.

‘Love Among the Ruins’ by Burne-Jones displayed in the Great Parlour, Wightwick Manor

The Pre-Raphaelite art collection at Wightwick 

How Wightwick Manor came to be the home of an impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite art.

The Lion drawing by Philip Webb

The wonderful Webbs of Wightwick 

Read the story of how Wightwick Manor acquired 4 beautiful beasts


Geoffrey Mander, MP 1929-45

Watch our video on Geoffrey Mander's political career and hear our donor speak!


Frank Hughes, Chauffeur

Watch a film on the life of Frank Hughes, the Mander's chauffeur narrated by his Granddaughter Peggy Hewitt.

Corner of the east wing from the garden at Wightwick Manor

The development of Wightwick's garden 

Learn how Thomas Mawson, celebrated Art & Crafts landscape architect created a fitting garden to compliment the Manor.

Developing trays layed out in the Wightwick dark room

A blend of light and chemistry 

Discover one of the National Trust's few dark rooms at Wightwick Manor

A poster for advertising coach and copal varnish by Manders at Wightwick Manor

A brief history of the Mander company 

From fledgling varnish producers set up in a back garden to one of the largest ink producers in the world find out the story of Mander Brothers.