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
Thursday 16th November 2017, 2.30pm in the Gallery, Tabley House
THE UNKOWING HEIRESS: MERIEL LEICESTER OF TABLEY OLD HALL – A TALK BY SARAH WEBB
Meriel was the only, and precious, daughter of Sir Francis Leicester and the heiress of Tabley. Although she lost her mother as a little girl, she had a happy childhood with Sir Francis at Tabley. Her first marriage was a grand local alliance with the Leghs of Lyme.
‘I hope to God she behaved herself’ wrote Sir Francis when she arrived at Lyme after marrying Fleetwood Legh the heir to that great estate. She did but tragedy ensued and she was left a widow. Later she married Sir John Byrne and finally provided Tabley with a male heir Sir Peter Byrne Leicester. This is a fascinating glimpse of a little- known young woman’s life, a life crucial to the survival of the Leicester family of Tabley.
Tea and cake will be served.
Tickets £15 (£13 Friends & Volunteers)
Contact: Christopher Tetlow tel: 0161 928 2137