Dunham Massey

Informations pratiques

Address: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ

0161 941 1025
0161 928 4351 (Infoline)
0161 941 4986 (Learning)
0161 928 6820 (Shop)
0161 941 2815 (Restaurant)

Fax: 0161 929 7508

Email: dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk  

Opening times:
Garden open 19 March – 30 October 11am – 5.30pm. Closed Thursdays and Fridays. House and Mill open 19 March – 30 October 12pm – 4pm
Park open 19 March – 30 October: 9am – 7.30pm and October – March 9am – 5pm.

Admission Prices:
House & garden: £6.50, child £3.25, family £16.25. Groups £5.00. House or garden only: £4.50, child £2.25

See www.nationaltrust.org.uk  for full details.

Customer Services:

  • National Trust Shop - Plant sales in garden
  • Picnics: Extensive picnic area. Picnics not permitted in deer park
  • Tours: Optional guided tours of house most afternoons and garden tours Mon and Wed at no extra charge. Booked evening tours of house and garden - charge applies
  • Walks: Guided deer park walks Mon, Wed, Fri throughout the year at 1.30. Free walks leaflet
  • Dogs: Good walks around estate, but must be on leads in deer park at all times
  • Parking: Parking, 200yds. Park visitors £3.80 car, £1 motorbike, £10 coach/minibus, refundable on purchase of adult house and garden ticket. Coaches bringing booked groups park free. Shuttle service operates between car park and visitor facilities 19 Mar-30 Oct
  • Education: Suitable for school groups. Education room/centre. Live interpretation. Hands-on activities. Children's quiz/trail. Family activity packs. Family tours. Family activities during school holidays
  • Families & children: Baby-changing facilities. Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan.
  • Refreshments: Stables Restaurant (licensed) on first floor of old stables. Open for corporate and private bookings outside normal hours, parties only. Children's menu. Kiosk in car park

Sensory information:
In the house 18th century carved wooden benches and cabinets, Edwardian panelling and ornate Regency fender can be touched. Musicians may play the 19th century Bechstein piano in the Great Gallery. The sound of the Fountain in the Inner Courtyard can be heard. In the garden there is a Victorian Bark house and many fine species of trees as well as a wrought iron gate decorated with the family crest. The sounds of the Fountain in front of the Orangery, rustling bamboo, running stream through Bog garden, and birds can be heard. In the summer the fragrance from rhododendron and from the azaleas Philadelphus (mock orange shrubs) is tremendous. In the Autumn smell the aroma of burnt sugar as the leaves turn on the Cercidophyllum (Katsura tree).

Visual information:
Braille guide and large print guide. Touchable objects, interesting scents and sounds

Disabled parking in main car park. Transfer available. There is a drop off point nearby. Entry to this property / location: Many steps to entrance. 4 wheelchairs available. 4 steps at front entrance to house. Steps to saloon and great hall. Stairs with handrail to other floors. Seating available. Toilets and shop all accessible. Grounds: Accessible route. 2 single-seater PMV's, booking essential

How to get there:

  • Bus Service: Big House Bus from Altrincham Interchange, Sun April – Sept only
  • Cycling: NCN62 1ml.
  • By Road: 3ml SW of Altrincham off A56: M6 exit 19; M56 exit 7
  • By Train: Altrincham 3ml