Tours. We offer guided tours daily through out the Summer season, with weekends only during the Winter season. Please note that dates and timings given are for guidance and are subject to change. We recommend pre-booking. If in doubt please check www.dumfries-house.org.uk or call 01290 421742 for latest details.

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Please select the event you would like to book tickets for.

  • In addition to the Principal Floor, this in-depth tour provides extended access to the interiors.

  • This tour presents the highlights of the collection, the history of the house and its owners.

  • A tour of the House focusing on the fine paintings displayed throughout the House. Available Wednesdays.

  • 1st of the season...9pm till midnight. Please note that this is an adults (18yrs and over) event and that you may be asked to show proof of age

  • Join our head guide or a senior guide as they focus onThomas Chippendale, his life, work and the Dumfries House collection.

  • 'Dressed in Silver' Scottish auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull will dress some key pieces of furniture with silverware. Watch a silversmith at work and drink from a precious vessel. Tuesday 29th May 5pm-9pm. Glass of fizz on arrival followed by a sumptious 4-course dinner served in the Great Steward's Dining Room after the lecture. Dress code: wear a flash of silver....

  • 'Chippendale at Harewood House' - Ann Sumner, Historic Collections Advisor will discuss Chippendale's work at Harewood House. Thursday 28th June 2pm - 4pm. Lecture held at Dumfries House with Tea, Coffee & Shortbread included

  • A Curator's View - James Lomax FSA and Curator Emeritus of Temple Newsam. Thursday 26th July. 2pm-4pm. Lecture held at Dumfries House with Tea, Coffee & Shortbread included.

  • 'Through tempestous seas' exotic woods in Chippendale furniture. Dr Adam Bowett, Chairman of the Chippendale Society. Thurs 30th August 2pm-4pm. Lecture held at Dumfries House with Tea, Coffee & Shortbread included.

  • 'Chippendale and his London Rivals' - Stephen Jackson, Furniture & Woodwork, Nat. Museum of Scotland. Thursday 27th Sept, 2pm-4pm. Lecture held at Dumfries House with Tea, Coffee & Shortbread included

  • 'Chippendale & the Scottish Wrights' - David Jones, Furniture Historian will examine the influence of Chippendale's celebrated 'Director'. Thursday Oct 11th, 2pm-4pm. Lecture held at Dumfries House with Tea, Coffee & Shortbread included.

  • The Greatest Showman and swim. Please note that this is an adults (18yrs and over) event and that you may be asked to show proof of age Film show at Town Hall, swim at the pool.

  • The Greatest Showman and swim. Please note there must be at least one adult and one child per booking and your ticket admits a maximum of 4 people. Film show at Town Hall, swim at the pool.