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Egerton Crest in Stained Glass - George Littler & Peter SpoonerThe Library The Molo Looking West, Venice, by Canaletto The Music Room Watercolour of the Mansion by J.P. Neale, 1823 Servants' BellsKitchen RangeLord Egerton and Friends in the Fernery, late 19th c

Tatton Park's Mansion

Set amidst more than 50 acres of Tatton Park gardens, at the heart of 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the elegant Mansion house at Tatton Park sits in an elevated position. The impressive portico of the South Front dominates the view of the house from the parkland.

From the turn of the 18th century the Egerton family made a home on this site. An earlier house was extensively re-modelled in the Neo-Classical style, between 1780 and 1813 by the architects Samuel Wyatt (1737-1807) and Lewis William Wyatt (1777–1853). The rich furnishings of the Tatton Park mansion and its important collection of paintings and books reflect the growing wealth and status of the Egerton family at the end of the 18th and during the 19th centuries. The mansion houses one of the National Trust's finest libraries and an outstanding collection of Gillow's of Lancaster furniture. Tatton's lively musical life during this period is highlighted in recent films, add to this the extensive array of domestic offices and servants’ quarters and the Mansion offers a complete view of life in days gone by.

Tatton Park has recently  embarked on a project with the Family History Society of Cheshire to document historical information about the hundreds of people who worked and lived at Tatton Park throughout the Egerton family's ownership. You can learn more about the Family History Society of Cheshire Project here .

Tatton Park's Collection 

Over 10,000 items in Tatton Park's collection can now be viewed on line on the new National Trust Collections website.

Witness the Cheshire Hunt conservation and restoration work this summer

Tatton Park Mansion Exhibitions

Throughout the year Tatton Park hosts a number of exhibitions in the Mansion reflecting a particular aspect of the Park and its rich history. The permanent Maurice Egerton exhibition details fascinating facts about the life and interests of Maurice Egerton, the last Baron Egerton of Tatton Park.

Tatton Park's Library Re-Display

Visitors to the mansion can now experience reading and relaxing in the Egerton family library.  A large area of the Library has been re-displayed with sofas and furniture from the collection to allow our visitors, young and old, to sit and read a number of specially purchased books which are relevant to the collection and period. 

An iPad is also available for visitors to access some classic novels and digitised versions of some special books in our collection.  

Tatton Living History Society

The Tatton Park Living History Society are a friendly group of volunteers who create a Victorian atmosphere within the Mansion at Tatton Park. Meeting on two Sundays a month, the group create their own costumes, portraying both servants and gentry, to bring the mid 1890s to life. If you are interested in joining, or would like to find out more, please contact Karan Knowles on 01625 374446 or email tatton@cheshireeast.gov.uk 

Find out more about our lectures, tours and talks in the Mansion on the Learning at Tatton page.

Find out more about Mansion accessibility here and opening times and pricesModern History logo.

Tatton Park and the Egerton family have played an important role in shaping the industrial heritage of the North West. Unearth the stories that have shaped the modern world. For stimulating more inspirational days out in the North West region then why not visit www.modernhistory.co.uk

Please note: photography is normally allowed without the use of flash or tripods. Commercial photography and all filming -  strictly by arrangement only.



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