Tabley House Collection
The Tabley House Collection is housed in the finest Palladian mansion in Cheshire. The estate was home to the Leicester family for 700 years, until the mid-1970’s. Their legacy includes some of the finest art, furniture and books that money could buy, as well as a fascinating family history.
Tabley House Collection welcomes individual and group visitors, and is renowned for its knowledgeable and friendly guides and volunteers.
Tabley House is a licenced venue for Civil Weddings, providing grand yet intimate surroundings for that special day.
The state rooms, Chapel and tea rooms, have also been used for several film and TV productions, most recently the top BBC 2 drama ‘Peaky Blinders’.
Here are just a few of the comments from our visitors :
‘What a wonderful place, fantastic paintings, and very informative guides.’
‘A fascinating visit, packed with lots of historical intrigue.’
‘Lovely atmosphere, and lots to see,’
Tabley House Tea Room
Tabley House Collection Tea Room offers a range of light refreshments, teas, coffees, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and afternoon teas in a beautiful, peaceful, and historic setting with waitress service at your table.
Situated in the Old Hall Room, the Tea Room links the Grade I listed mansion with the 17th Century St Peter’s Chapel.
Tel: 01565 625745 or 077384 06466
St Peter’s Chapel
St Peter’s Chapel originally built on an island in the Mere in 1678, was moved in 1927 and re-erected on its present site adjacent to the house. The Chapel, has impressive stained glass, with one window designed by Burne-Jones.
The Chapel was recently used as the location for an important wedding scene in BBC2’s ‘Peaky Blinders’.
The Chapel is free to enter and is accessed via the Tea Room entrance
Old Herbaceous – performed by Peter Macqueen
TUESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2.30 PM
THE GALLERY, TABLEY HOUSE
Pottering amongst the seeds and cuttings at the back of his ramshackle greenhouse in the garden of a Gloucestershire manor house is Herbert Pinnegar. Now in his twilight hears, he’s full of memories and tales of a bygone era. In-between potting up and potting on, he recounts his journey from orphan boy to legendary head gardener ‘Old Herbaceous’ and tells of his friendship with the lady of the house, Mrs Charteris.
Sown with seeds of gardening wisdom, this charming one man show is a love story – a humours portrayal of a single minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants.
Tea and cake will be served.
Tickets £20 (Friends of Tabley and Volunteers £18)
Contact Christopher Tetlow 0161 928 2137
Old Herbaceous is written by Reginald Arkell, dramatised by Alfred Shaughnessy and is a PMac and Theatre by the Lake Production.
Interested in all things to do with cycling?
Why not come and see a very rare example of the world’s first bicycle at Tabley House.
Tabley’s ‘Hobby Horse’ was made in 1819 by Denis Johnson and purchased by Tabley’s owner at the time, Sir John Leicester. Only twelve are still known to exist in the world today!
Tabley House Collection is open Thursday through to Sunday from 1pm until 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm. Tea Room opens at 12 noon.
Tickets are still available for Old Herbaceous taking place at 2.30pm on Tuesday 27th September.