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Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens

Charcoal Lane | Altrincham, Altrincham WA14 4SJ, England
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Altrincham
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Went to see this years First World War exhibit in the house about life at Dunham when it became a hospital for First World War soldiers. Obviously very popular as big queues to enter but moved relatively quickly so I 'd go early. Fantastic exhibit well thought through but very busy so I did feel that you were on a... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We visited Dunham Massey on a warm sunny day in April. It was our first visit and we have visited lots of NT sites before so we had an idea what to expect. The reality was not what we expected. The school holidays were in full swing and the place was exceptionally busy. A new visitor centre has been built,... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Since July 2013 a whole army (no puns intended!) of volunteers and experts have been recreating life at Dunham Massey as it was during the hall's time as a WW1 military hospital-a little under 100 years ago. The effects are amazing and very realistic. The attention to detail is painstaking-the clothes, the fixtures and fittings, newspapers lying about and general... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Dunham Massey has been close to my heart for many years. My family spent many a happy day here and we still do. The 'but' comes in with the new visitor centre. The queue for tickets for the house and garden today was 4 deep from Reception back up the new path and into the car park. There was confusion... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

For the WW1 commemoration Dunham is recreated as Stamford military hospital. The displays are moving especially with the sense of place they give you.The house is lovely in its own right.Also the garden is delightful perfect for contemplation. At present there are two restaurants one in the new visitor centre the other in the stables.If you're a fan of preserves... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Dunham Massey is the reason i keep renewing my membership with the National Trust, Wonderful hall and gardens and their latest attractions about the war are worth a visit! Enjoyed seeing the art in the gardens and cant wait to see what future events they host.

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Manchester England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We have been to Dunham Massey, not a cheap day unless you are a National Trust member, but the gardens were full of spring flowers and the house was set out like the world war one hospital as it was in 1917. There were a couple of actors playing out scenes from the hospital as we walked around. Our daughter... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Those of you who have visited Dunham pre-renovation should not return. It's just not the same, and the renovations left me upset and disappointed, especially in regard to the new restaurant which I thought would finally end the ridiculous system. Newcomers, on the other hand, will be highly impressed by the newly built shop, café, and entrance. The staff are... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Aside from being an astonishingly grand house with a magnificent silverware collection, gardens and outbuildings such as the kitchen, the current display representing Stamford Hospital is inspired. The attention to detail means that the great hall, now displayed with hospital beds tells the real stories of patients who would have experienced the hospital first hand. The innovative way in which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Specifically went to see the First World War exhibition depicting the house as Stamford Hospital and thoroughly enjoyed the experience after reading some negative comments. You need to take time to assimilate all the information about the patients and everyone involved in their care. The actors are an added bonus in recreating senarios that would have been happening as the... More

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