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Guests at a country house party, 1889.

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Servants’ bells

Kitchen Corridor, Tatton Park

Cartoon drawn by a house guest, 1885.

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Jones sewing machine.

Housekeeper’s Sitting Room, Tatton Park
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Life on the Estate

Hidden Histories is an exciting new project where new research will be used to inform the interpretation of the kitchens and servants’ quarters at Tatton Park in Cheshire.

View of the Kitchen at Tatton Park

View of the Kitchen at Tatton Park

The project will uncover collections and archives which relate to the personal histories of those who have lived and worked here and these personal histories will highlight what life was like for staff and servants in the mansion.

Our research will also look at the lifestyles of members of the Egerton family and some of their guests. Tatton Park was the backdrop to many magnificent country house parties and these events provide an opportunity to consider the contrasting life experiences at Tatton, from the family members who hosted the parties and their distinguished guests to the army of servants who made it possible.

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Visit the Hidden Histories Exhibition 2014

Discover what life was like living on the estate

Discover what life was like living on the estate

Saturday 29th March-Sunday 27th July 
Delve into the rich history of this magnificent family home. From the genteel to the below stairs, explore the diverse experiences of the people who owned, visited or worked in the Egerton family’s country seat. (Normal Mansion opening times apply)

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