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

The Music of Jane Austen and Mrs. Gaskell

14th May at 7.00 pm - The Gallery, Tabley House - please note change of date

Sporano Rosie Lomas and her accompanist, dressed in period costume, will present a programme of Regency and early Victoria music inspired by the works of these great novelists. Works include folk songs, arias, drawing-room songs and quotations from Miss Austen's and Mrs Gaskells works.

Rosie has appeared at The Jane Austen Festival in Bath and the Gaskell Society.

Wine and canapes will be served.

Tickets cost £20 (£18 for volunteers or Friends)

Click here for more Friends of Tabley Events.

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