Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HB Telephone: 01565 750151 | Fax: 01565 653230 | Enquiries & Bookings

Tabley House

Tabley House was designed by John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, Bt., and completed in 1769. His son, Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bt., later 1st Lord de Tabley, was the first great patron and collector of British paintings. He assembled a splendid collection at Tabley and in his London house during the first decade of the 19th Century, ultimately with the intention of establishing a National Gallery of British Art.

JMW Turner, Henry Thompson and James Ward were among the many painters who stayed at Tabley. Today, important works by them can be seen in the rooms for which they were created, together with fine paintings by Dobson, Lely, Reynolds, Cotes, Northcote, Callcott, Fuseli, Lawrence, Opie, Martin and others.

These pages are designed to give an introduction to the treasures of Tabley, and to encourage you to visit us to find out more!

The Tabley House Collection and Tea Room is now open with extended opening hours from 1 - 5pm Thurs to Sun and Bank Holidays. Tea Room opens from 12 noon. Last admission to the House at 4.30 pm.

Friends of Tabley 2014 Events

St. Peter's Chapel Talk - 15th April at 5.00 pm

The Gallery, Tabley House

An illustrated talk by Clare Pye charting the history of St. Peter's Chapel from its construction in 17th Century by Sir Peter Leicester, its Victorian heyday and its rescue and rebuilding in 1927 by Cuthbert Leicester-Warren.

Please note the talk will be preceded by the Friends of Tabley AGM but non-members are very welcome to attend and learn more about the activities of the Friends.

Wine and nibbles will be served.

Tickets cost £14 (£12 for volunteers or Friends)

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Catch the latest news from Tabley House on twitter @TableyHouse. We also have a Pinterest account full of images from the Collection - Tabley House.

Accessibility - The six rooms housing the Collection, the Chapel and the Tea Shop, are accessible to those unable to walk upstairs or who use a wheelchair via a separate entrance. For visitors to the house requiring such access we recommend prior telephoned notification to the Administrator (01565-750151) to avoid delay on arrival.

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies take place at Tabley in some of the Show Rooms during normal opening hours. If you would prefer that your visit should not be affected by this, please telephone in advance for information. The next wedding will take place in June 2014.

For visitors from either inside or outside the UK- We participate in the Hudson’s Heritage Explorer Pass. The Pass is available in 2,4,6,10 and 21 day durations and offers pass holders free entry in to nearly 200 heritage attractions in the UK.

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Getting here - you can now reach us by train and bike from Knutsford Station

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Tabley House, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0HB Telephone: 01565 750151 | Fax: 01565 653230 | Enquiries & Bookings