There are two exhibition spaces in the Mansion: the permanent Maurice Egerton Exhibition Room and the Steward’s Room which houses regularly changing shows relating to Tatton Park.
Thanks are due to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cheshire Rural Recovery, Cheshire County Council, the National Trust and National Trust Centres for the original funding for the exhibition rooms.
The Tatton Ball: An Extraordinary Event. Discover the story behind this lavish 1897 Ball, the high society guests, their fantastic costumes, the lively music, the vast quantities of food and arduous preparations of the servants. 30 March – 3 November
Maurice Egerton’s Kenya legacy. Complementing the Maurice Egerton exhibition room, discover the fascinating story of Maurice’s life in Kenya, his farms and the legacy he left behind. 30 March – 3 November
The Maurice Egerton Exhibition
The Maurice Egerton Exhibition relates to the life and passion of Maurice, the fourth and last Baron Egerton of Tatton (1874 – 1958).
A pioneer aviator, car enthusiast, traveller and natural historian, he collected extraordinary items from around the world, many of which are now on display in this exciting exhibition.
The display reflects the countries visited by Lord Egerton including ivory puzzle balls from China, a model kayak from the Yukon, musical instruments from Africa and North America and a collection of spears, weaponry and knives from different cultures, including wrist knives from Kenya.
In addition to the items he collected, extracts from his diaries including copious lists from his expeditions and even archive film footage of Lord Egerton himself are also on display.