Adult admission is £8.50; children under 16 free.
We are in a hidden valley - don't get lost! - please look at the directions before coming to visit.
Guided tours at 11:45am and 2:30pm.
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We have been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund Steps to Sustainability programme, run in conjunction with the Social Enterprise Academy. The grant is to develop the visitor experience of the bats at the Mansion. For more details of this opportunity to broaden our scope, click here.
From 1:30-3:30pm every day over the Bank Holiday weekend we will be serving cream teas in the drawing room - one of the few rooms in the Mansion to be finished and not normally seen by tea room visitors.
Volunteers needed - click here to learn more→
We are holding stone workshop days on 13th May, 15th July & 19th August. Come to the Mansion and learn the ancient craft of stonecarving under the supervision of our Master Mason from the Guild of St Stephen & St George. Past workshops have been much appreciated by the participants.
Recent conservation - click here→
If you become a member of the Woodchester Mansion Trust, the charity that manages the Mansion, you will have free admission on Open Days and other benefits.
Click here to discover more about joining and supporting the Mansion.
There is a CAFE at the Mansion, open to all visitors to Woodchester Park and the house 11am-4pm. Details→
WOODCHESTER MANSION is a unique and amazing Grade 1 listed Victorian Gothic house hidden in a beautiful Cotswold valley.
It is an unfinished masterpiece. Building started about 1857, but stopped in the mid-1860s so floors and ceilings are missing, walls not plastered and windows unglazed. All the secrets of the construction of the Mansion are visible - something visitors will never see in another country house.
The Mansion was designed by a young local architect, Benjamin Bucknall from Rodborough. He produced a unique Gothic Revival house which blends the local traditional work in limestone with the ideas of the French architectural thinker Viollet-le-Duc.
If you are interested in the Mansion and its history we have a book.
The quality of the stone carvings in the Mansion is outstanding: some are inspired by the plants in the surrounding valley and others are life-like images of animals. There are also real mammals to be seen as the Mansion houses breeding colonies of Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bats.
Owned by Stroud District Council, the Mansion is managed by the Woodchester Mansion Trust (it is not a National Trust property). On Open Days visitors can see how the house was built, admire the fine carvings and look at the bats on CCTV. Refreshments are available and the surrounding Woodchester Park (National Trust) can be explored. It is also possible to arrange private tours and hire of the Mansion.
Woodchester Mansion Trust: Registered Charity No 900315
Please note: There is no mobile phone signal or public wifi at the Mansion.
Sorry - dogs are not allowed in the Grade I listed Mansion (except assistance dogs)
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