WOODCHESTER MANSION

A HOUSE LIKE NO OTHER

An amazing unfinished Gothic Revival masterpiece

Now OPEN 11am-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

After 19th July - Tickets on sale at the door - Minibus and Guided Tours (subject to volunteer availability) - Please click here for details.

THIS WEEKEND: GUIDED TOURS ONLY ON FRI 6th & SAT 7th AUG.

MINIBUS ONLY ON SUNDAY 8th AUG.

We look forward to welcoming you this summer.

Catering at the Mansion

 The cafe at the Mansion is open to visitors to the park and house from 10am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Snacks, hot and cold drinks, light lunches, home-made cakes.

Open Days

OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 11am - 5pm 

Doors open 11am, last admission to house 4pm. Please follow this link if you plan to visit. We are also open Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August.

Our volunteers will have their facemasks handy, please bring yours to use in busy parts of the Mansion.

For all queries, please email: info@woodchestermansion.org.uk

Facemasks at the ready!

Recent Grants

The Enovert Community Trust have made a substantial donation towards our new toilets - read more.

We have also been fortunate to receive a £1000 award from the Ecclesiastical Insurance Movement for Good - details here.

What to see at the Mansion

 

 

Catering 2021

We have a new catering partnership this year - with local charity the Nelson Trust. The cafe at the Mansion is now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm. 

Please wear a face mask when ordering food.

More about catering...

Notre Dame de Paris

This month the Mansion is hosting a theatrical circus course, based on Victor Hugo's famous story of Notre Dame. It finishes with workshop performances on Sat 31st July at 1pm, 3pm & 5pm.

Membership

Please support the Mansion by becoming a member of the Woodchester Mansion Trust, the charity that manages the Mansion. Membership brings benefits to both you and the Mansion.

To know more about the Mansion...

Read the Book! 

Click here

 

Lucky Severn Lottery!

Please support the Mansion Trust by purchasing a ticket for this weekly local lottery.  The big prize is £25,000. And thanks to all who've already taken part - we've had several lucky winners!

Read More...

Conservation

The roofing work is nearly finished - follow this link..

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

 

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