There are two fascinating permanent exhibition spaces in the Mansion: the Maurice Egerton Exhibition Room and the Steward’s Room, which houses an exhibition on the Servants’ Quarters at Tatton. These are included with your Mansion entry ticket.
Maurice Egerton the fourth and last Baron Egerton of Tatton (1874-1958), lived a truly remarkable life. His wealth and status enabled him to be at the fore front of the ‘modern’ age. From being a pioneer aviator with the Wright Brothers to witnessing the first Grand Prix. He travelled the globe exploring and collecting artefacts from the vast array of different people, cultures and environments he encountered. With collections from Africa, Asia and the Americas, archive film footage and diary extracts there is a lot to explore.
Summoned by the Bells. Just imagine the smells, the heat, the clatter, and clamour as the Servants’ Quarters thronged with the sound of service. A stillroom maid furiously cracks and beats egg after egg for an intricate dessert, a haunch of venison spits and crackles in front of an open fire, an immaculately dressed footman hurries down the corridor, straightening his waistcoat on his way to serve the evening meal. Visit the newly opened exhibition in the mansion and discover the lives of those who toiled to ensure the house ran efficiently. Explore their stories, walk through in their footsteps, and take in the smells and sounds of life ‘below stairs’