COVID -19 Safety

To help make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, please read the following information before  visiting. 


Our priority in reopening the State Rooms of Tabley House is to safeguard the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, as well as other occupiers of the site.  To achieve this we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

Personal protection and face coverings

Please note that from Saturday 8th August 2020 the wearing of face coverings in museums is mandatory unless you have a medical exemption or a child is under 11.

Please note that all staff and volunteers will be wearing face coverings.

Hand sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be available for use by visitors at the front door, and in the toilets.  Should you require further usage please speak to a volunteer and they will assist you.

We ask that you do not use your own supplies of hand sanitiser in the State Rooms due to the danger of droplets landing on our historic floorboards, carpets and other furnishings. Once again if there is any difficulty please speak to a volunteer and they will assist you.

Social distancing

To ensure  social distancing, visitors will be booked in at 15 minute intervals.  Should separate ‘visitor groups’ come close to each other due to a desire to spend more time in particular rooms, we ask that you maintain a 2 metre distance from each other.  Again volunteers will be on hand to advise and assist visitors as necessary.

Feeling unwell

If you or anyone you live with is not feeling well, please postpone your visit and come and see us another time.

We would be grateful if could to let us know if you will not be taking up your visiting slot for this or any other reason.

Further information

For further information about being COVID-19 safe please see information on the website


To help make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, please read the following information before  visiting. 


Please stop using satnav once you are on the A556 from Junction 19 or Northwich, or A5033 from Knutsford.  This is because it will direct you the quickest way, not the correct way to us.  Please instead follow brown signs, then our own burgundy coloured signs.


On entering the Tabley Estate from the A5033 please follow our burgundy coloured signs (which take you off to the right) to our gravel car park.  Once there please continue to follow the signs on foot.  When you reach the drive by the Chapel there will be a volunteer there to greet you and escort you to the entrance. PLEASE NOTE DISABLED ACCESS IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Once inside you will be asked to sign your contact details form which will already be filled out for you.  Please let us know if there are any changes required to those details.

You will also need to have your temperature taken with an electronic thermometer which is available.


Tabley is now able to receive contactless payments.  Chip and Pin is also available.  Entry prices are £7 Adults £3 children.


Visitors will be offered a free paper guide providing information about the House, the family, and wonderful treasures of  the Collection.  However there will also be our usual enthusiastic volunteers to answer any questions you may have.


In the rooms the volunteers will be sat behind roped areas so visitors and volunteers can both apply social distancing rules.  If you wish, they will be delighted to tell you more about the history of the House, the family and their Collection of art, furniture and memorabilia.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tabley and hope you enjoy your visit.