Dunshay Manor Open Days


Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September 10am-4pm

Entry is free but tickets must be pre-booked via EventBrite

Free tickets


We are opening this building in association with Heritage Open Days

For most of the 20th century, Dunshay Manor, near Harman's Cross, was home to a remarkable artistic family: George and Hilda Spencer Watson, and their daughter, renowned sculptor Mary Spencer Watson, who bequeathed the house to building preservation charity, the Landmark Trust. Newly restored and refurbished, this is a rare chance to see the house and find out more about the Spencer Watsons. Corfe Castle appears across the fields and the Swanage Steam Railway passes close by.

Please join us at this free open day to see the house restored to its former glory. Other local Landmarks Clavell Tower and Woodsford Castle will also be open this weekend.

Free Admission - leaflets on the building's history and children's activity sheets will be available. Click here for location.

Please note: there is no parking on site. Please park in the carpark opposite Harman's Cross Village Hall - this operates on an honesty box system with a suggested donation of £1 per car.

We are opening this building in association with Heritage Open Days

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.