Snowshill Manor

Snowshill Manor: Hours, Address, Snowshill Manor Reviews: 4.5/5

Snowshill Manor
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens • History Museums
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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davebiker2018
Mold, UK11 contributions
Poor value - Not as good as we hoped
Nov 2021
We were not at all satisfied with the visit. The Manor house was dark and we had difficulty seeing items within the rooms. The building was also not fully open and we were unable to see many items "due to not enough volunteers being available.". The artifacts were poorly labelled or not labelled at all. Staff outside the Manor were helpful and knowledgeable, but we were overall very disappointed with the Manor, the collections and the visit in general. Very poor value for money. If we had been given information about closures on the webs-site prior to booking we would have delayed our visit accordingly.
Written 11 November 2021
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,578 contributions
One of my least favourite NT properties
Aug 2021 • Couples
I suspect this is a place that people will love or hate. For me I'm leaning towards the latter.

The exterior of the property and adjoining cottage and the small gardens are lovely but I found the interiors very disappointing.

Although we had a timed entry we still had to queue, primarily because the over officious docents were only allowing one household group per room, even though social distancing is now meant to be over and everyone was masked up. As there were also only three rooms open you felt obliged not to linger when each room is crammed full of objects in dark spaces so you cant see a fair amount of the objects in any case.

I hadn't appreciated that the house was actually a quirky museum and the chap who bought and restored it never actually lived in it - it was just for exhibiting his electic collection of totally random stuff. He actually lived in the little cottage next door which is partially open and also very dark, musty and odd. He was clearly an eccentric.

I'm afraid near the bottom in the ranking of NT properties I've visited over the years, personally.
Written 19 August 2021
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Steve P
Bedford, UK31 contributions
Inspirinh
Aug 2021
This is an amazing place, Charles Wade collected everything from Keys to samurai armour, see his house where he actually lives, his workshop, the model village he built.
Just. outstanding.
Written 16 August 2021
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booandkitty
Bridgend, UK42 contributions
A unique place to visit
Jul 2021
A truly unique experience visiting a Manor House that was never lived in by the owner, who filled the house with loads of curiosities.
Un fortunately, due to Covid, only one floor was open during our visit.
The gardens are amazing and just like the house, are full of things to look at.
The staff are very knowledgeable and can answer almost any question you have.
The cafe is also excellent with great service
Written 15 August 2021
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kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK3,673 contributions
Brilliant visit with something for everyone
Aug 2021
Wow...thanks so much to the limited number of volunteers who are doing a great job in difficult circumstances. 15 mins picturesque walk up slight slope with benches towards the house. Timed entry and the house stewards asked us not to crowd the rooms. Not a problem during a pandemic. Once in the rooms the guides were amazing and recounted fascinating stories about the exhibits, and pointed out things to the children. Something of interest for everyone. The guide in the garden was full of stories about the house and family. Thanks to all.
Written 14 August 2021
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Journey743946
3 contributions
Disappointing and boring
Jul 2021
Used to regularly visit he Manor with my 10 yr old son and his friends back in the 80s, so was looking forward to taking my granddaughters yesterday, but what a disappointment!

Firstly, the NT seem to have taken it upon themselves to exercise the nation by putting their car parks as far away from the venues as possible. In the case of Snowshill Manor this meant a 10 minute uphill hike - hard work for a nearly 80 year old, also a patronising policy!

Secondly, the Manor has been 'upgraded and restored,' to the point where it now lacks all the excitement and delightful eccentricity we experienced in our past visits: The rooms are no longer crammed full of dusty objects, the quantity of items having been slimmed down (another patronising policy), grouped in themes, neatly arranged around the walls and polished to a high shine - something which I am sure never happened in Charles Wade's time. The effect is just another bother museum instead of the quirky collection of disparate relics of an avid collector. The toy room, which we had especially been looking forward to seeing, wasn't even open due to lack of staff, but this was conveniently left unmentioned when we booked.

My granddaughters were bored by it all and anxious to leave. How very sad.
Written 31 July 2021
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Matt N
Olton, UK182 contributions
A mess of loveliness
Jun 2021
The contents of the house will not be for everybody. One person's unslightly clutter is another's fascinating collection of artefacts and various eccentricities. I tend toward the latter, others will vehemently disagree!

What can never be in dispute is the glory of the surrounding countryside in which the house is swarmed in and the sublime views afforded.
Sitting in the deep, revelatory tranqulity throbbing with only natures arias in this thick sun-kissed daub of Cotswold splendour on the day we went, was about as blissful as life can ever get.
Written 27 July 2021
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Nina F
Norwich 11 contributions
Wonderful place and surroundings
Jul 2021 • Couples
Wonderful gardens and setting, interesting house of collections with friendly knowledgeable team, don’t miss beautiful snowshill village as well!
Written 24 July 2021
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Kathleen355
Durham, UK38 contributions
Awful Visit.
Jul 2021 • Couples
Not impressed at Snowshill today. Arrived at the house and a volunteer explained that we could look around the first room and then wait until the next room was free and a second volunteer would 'invite us in'. Fine.
A notice on the door between the rooms told us the same thing. Then the second volunteer came to the door to tell us again, at some length.
No words of welcome just endless repetition of the same instructions. When I pointed out that one explanation was enough Volunteer 1 got quite cross and said she was just doing what the NT told her to do... Not very welcoming. No smiles at any point.
This happened at each room supported by a system of bells from floor to floor. Visitors can only go as fast as the people in front of them so people in front felt hassled and cross words exchanged. Nice one NT...
A rotten end to our Cotswolds holiday.
NT stop dotting every single 'i' to the nth degree and consider creating a welcoming, friendly experience. Or leave Snowshill closed until it can be viewed properly.
Written 18 July 2021
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Annie S
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK163 contributions
NT not covering themselves in glory
May 2021 • Couples
Booked on line. Road shut due to tree felling. One diversion sign from Snowshill village to Broadway. Totally unacceptable. Road from Broadway also inaccessible. Why can’t the NT notify ticket holders of a problem since they have our emails. Do not like posting a bad review but since they have not even acknowledged my email of yesterday I’m hoping this may provoke an explanation or even an apology. Sorry NT you are not covering yourself in glory.
Written 16 June 2021
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