Open Days & Minibus

2021 Open Days

Tours & Minibus


Woodchester Mansion is normally open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of April until the end of October. We also open on Bank Holiday Mondays. Please note that we are closed on Sat 11th Sept for a private event.

NORMAL OPENING TIMES: 11.00am to 5.00pm - LAST TICKETS SOLD at 4.00pm

Subject to availability of volunteers, there will be guided tours at 11.45 am and 2.30 pm. Please take a tour if possible, as it enables visitors to fully understand the unique features of the Mansion. However it is not ideal for children under 12. Please wear face masks during the tour.

When we are open a minibus service runs from the foot of the steps from the National Trust car park to the Mansion every hour on the hour, starting at 11am. The minibus goes up from the Mansion to the car park at a quarter to the hour, last run at 4:45pm. The bus service is also subject to volunteer availability. Please wear your face mask on the bus.

The Mansion is in a secluded location and some visitors have difficulty finding us - please follow this link for directions.

Walking to the Mansion: the 3/4mile unmade track to the Mansion provides a pleasant walk through the Cotswold beech woods and alongside pasture to the house. Turn right at the foot of the steps from the car park and follow the track down, ignoring both turnings to the left. You will not see the Mansion until you are about 200yds away.

Please note that we are closed for a private event on Saturday 11th September. The Mansion, cafe and grounds will be closed all day.

Are you a disabled visitor? Please call 01453 861 541 several days in advance so we can make the best arrangements for you to get to the Mansion easily.

Accessibility Guide for Disabled Visitors




If you would like to have a guided tour please make sure that you arrive in the car park in good time. We suggest that you allow 25 minutes to walk from the car park to the Mansion and to purchase your admission tickets. Otherwise, please aim to catch the bus at 11.00 am for the morning tour and to catch the bus at 2.00 pm for the afternoon tour.
see admission prices

2021 Open Day Season

We are now open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm.

For details - and how to reach the Mansion - please see Visiting Us page.


Upcoming events at the Mansion

Floating Flaws art exhibition on weekends 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 Oct for visitors to the Mansion.

Open Days 2nd-3rd Oct - Brewery and Servants' Quarters open

Thurs-Fri 21st-22nd Oct - Downpour Theatre Company present DRACULA

Tues 26th - Sun 31st October - Halloween Spooky Cellars