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Mansion Exhibitions

There are two fascinating 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.

 

2019 exhibitions 

'Gathering' Susie MacMurray Installation. 28 June - 6 October - International artist, Susie MacMurray, presents her installation ‘Gathering’. Specifically designed for the Mansion at Tatton Park it represents both the vulnerability and resilience of humanity. Susie's work explores pain, grief and loss, inspired by the work of East Cheshire Hospice. 'Gathering’ complements this year’s  ‘Tatton Ball’ exhibition....

The Tatton Ball: An Extraordinary Event. 30 March – 3 November - 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. 

Maurice Egerton’s Kenya legacy. 30 March – 3 November - Complementing the Maurice Egerton exhibition room, discover the fascinating story of Maurice’s life in Kenya, his farms and the legacy he left behind. 


The Maurice Egerton ExhibitionMaurice Egerton at the controls of the short Wright flyer

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.

This permanent display reflects the countries visited by Lord Egerton including ivory puzzle balls from China, a model kayak from the Yukon, Musical instruments collected by Maurice including a thumb pianomusical 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.

 

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.