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Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens

Charcoal Lane | Altrincham, Altrincham WA14 4SJ, England
44-161-941-1025
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Altrincham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Visited the house and gardens during school half term and the place was very busy. Entry to the house and World War One hospital exhibition was by timed ticket but well worth it. The gardens are worth a look and during a walk in the forest saw loads of deer very close up. I couldn't believe how close they came... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just visited the Hospital at Dunham Massey. A great exhibition brought to life with Ghost actors who play scenes but do not speak to you or ignore any questions you ask them. We watched the Nurse reading a letter to a patient with bandaged eyes. The hospital ward is extremely good and you can read all the patient notes, practice... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Hospital exhibition is interesting but perhaps overrated compared to the extent of it. Very crowded on Sat midday with timed entrance hardly helping. Rest of house N Trust dark and dim really to protect paintings and fabrics.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Dunham Massey is a great afternoon out with plenty for green space and friendly rangers. They have invested a lot of money in improving the facilities. It is only let down by the Cafe, a great choice of food and a nice environment but let down by the service. It takes 15mins to pay and get your hot drink by... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of lovely green walks, fantastic walls, majestic deer. Fantastic architecture! Little rabbits if you're lucky, and an array of bird life. The car parking costs a couple of pounds, but if you cycle along the canal its amazing value for money!! Make sure you explore the forest and try and find the deer!! Be careful to note where the... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We did the deer rut walk last Saturday morning and it was excellent. The weather was too warm for the deer to be challenging each other but we got to see lots of them in various groups. We had a very informative talk from the two rangers & a lovely bacon buttie sat outside about half way round. We now... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Went on the day the hurricane was due. The ward from 1917 was recreated very well, there were no actors playing nurses as I had expected, but still interesting. £6 to park, £12.50 for the ward/house vist and entry to the gardens, it is a hour long 'visit' pass to the house. We the came out to visit the gardens... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had been looking forward to visiting Dunham Massey particularly because of its WW1 hospital exhibition. Unfortunately because of badly timed entry to the house and the sheer volume of people allowed in the experience was spoilt. Things were made worse by the actors who were bought in by the by the Trust to give realism to the experience but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went on a Sunday,did not realise you have to pay extra for parking £6 per car. Paid for entry to house & garden the exhibition of the wartime hospital is very good indeed, informative and thought provoking. Good Shop ,in the cafe we had a lovely cream tea ( huge scones) not too pricey. The gardens are probably better in... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Having learnt about their WW1 exhibition in which they have recreated the Stamford hospital which was set up in the main house during the first world war, we visited with high expectations. Were we let down? Not at all. The new visitor center and cafe is so well run and attractive we really didn't mind the high prices. The gardens... More

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