WOODCHESTER MANSION

A HOUSE LIKE NO OTHER

An amazing unfinished Gothic Revival masterpiece

OPEN 11am-5pm Tuesday 26th Oct to Saturday 30th Oct inc.

11am - 4pm Sunday 31st Oct

for HALLOWEEN SPOOKY CELLARS

Tickets on sale at the door - Adults £6, children £4

(admits to whole house including spooky cellars, children must be accompanied by an adult)

Minibus available every day 26th-31st Oct

On Fri/Sat/Sun 29th/30th/31st October

we have guided tours at 11:45am & 2:30pm

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

Catering at the Mansion

 The cafe at the Mansion is open to visitors to the park and house from 11am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Snacks, hot and cold drinks, light lunches, home-made cakes.

Open Days

Doors open 11am, last admission to house 4pm except on 31st Oct when it is 3pm as we will close at 4pm. Please follow this link if you plan to visit.

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

WE CLOSE FOR THE WINTER ON SUNDAY 31st OCT, RE-OPEN FRIDAY 1st APRIL 2022 at 11am

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

Please wear your face mask in the Spooky Cellars if possible

New Grant

We are delighted to have received a grant for further roofing work from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, managed by Historic England and the Historic Houses Association. More details here.

What to see at the Mansion

 

 

Spooky Cellars

Our popular Spooky Cellars for children, parents and grandparents return this half-term. Come and see the Mansion, be scared by the spectres down below and recover in the tea-room!

Tues 26th Oct - Sun 31st Oct

Info here

 

New Roofing Grant

As you can see, the roof above the top floor south corridor is very leaky. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, we hope to repair it over the coming winter.

Read more

 Conservation 

Last winter the ironing room roof and part of the north range roof were restored.

Click here to see the finished work

 

Lucky Severn Lottery!

Please support us by buying a ticket for this weekly local lottery. Plus there's a special offer on 30th Oct.   Read More...

 

 

 

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 join, click here.

 

To know more about the Mansion...

Read the Book! 

Click here

 

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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