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

The Friends of Tabley

If you are interested in historic houses and the arts, why not join
The Friends of Tabley
?

Tabley House is one of the finest 18th century houses in Cheshire. It was built for the Leicester family by John Carr of York in the Palladian style, and is now owned by the University of Manchester. It contains a famous Collection of paintings, including works by Turner, Lawrence, Dobson and Devis, and furniture by Gillow, Bullock and Chippendale. The 17th century chapel is also open for viewing.

The Collection is not sustained by funds from Government or any other national bodies. The role of the Friends is to raise funds for the restoration of important and interesting objects in the Collection and for enhancement of the décor of the rooms. They have recently funded the restoration of the early 19th century colour scheme for the entrance hall and the repair of the original 'Gothick' hall lantern. The estate fire engine has also benefited from their support.

A varied programme of events for the Friends is arranged annually, including lectures, concerts and visits to other country houses, particularly those not usually open to the public.

The Collection is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 2pm to 5pm, from April until the end of October. Friends are admitted free of charge.

If you are interested in joining the Friends, please contact Anna Smyth by writing to her at 29 Freshfields, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0NW. Tel: 01565 651979

Subscription rates are £25 for double and £15 for single membership; £5 for students (17-24 years).

Alternatively, simply email friends@tableyhouse.co.uk

The Friends of Tabley are members of the British Association of Friends of Museums. You can find out more about their work and contact details for other Friends groups by clicking this link.


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