Woodchester Mansion – a Grade 1 Listed architectural masterpiece; a Site of Special Scientific Interest; a unique visitor attraction in a spectacular historic park; a pioneer of heritage building skills training and the UK’s first Living Classroom – something for everyone.

With support from English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and other grant-giving trusts, Woodchester Mansion Trust has set about rescuing the Mansion from potentially catastrophic decay, repairing it to the condition in which building work was abandoned in the late 1870s and opening the house to the public.
The Trust has established many successful partnerships since its foundation, most notably staging the One Big Room heritage training conference and launching the National Heritage Training Academy South West, the country’s first educational partnership, forging training links between colleges, heritage bodies and funders to address the critical shortage of young craftsmen in the UK.
Woodchester Mansion Trust currently provides on-site skills training for the Prince’s Trust’s Get Into Heritage scheme and for The Prince of Wales’s Building Crafts Apprentices Scheme.

Grand Stair renovated