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St Mary’s House & Gardens

Medieval timber-framed house in the pretty downland village of Bramber, with fine panelled interiors and five acres of beautiful gardens.

Bramber, West Sussex, BN44 3WE

St Mary's Bramber in West Sussex
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Good journey mark
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Enchanting medieval timber-framed house in the pretty downland village of Bramber, with fine panelled interiors and five acres of beautiful gardens.

St Mary’s has a unique Elizabethan ‘Painted Room’ with trompe l’oeil murals. Visitors admire its picturesque charm and enjoy its atmosphere of friendliness and welcome.

Peter Thorogood, author, composer and historian, and Curator Roger Linton, conservator, designer and landscape gardener, together with other members of their family, saved St Mary’s from semi-dereliction in 1984 and have brought the house and gardens to their present splendour.

Opening Times

2022

May to September: Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays; 2pm to 6pm (last entry 5pm).

In August, St Mary’s is also open on Wednesdays, 2 – 6pm (last entry at 5pm)

The house is open on a free-flow basis, with St Mary’s stewards in most rooms, who will help you get the most out of your visit.

We recommend that you allow 2.5 – 3 hours for an unhurried visit to the house and gardens, giving time for refreshments.

No dogs are allowed in the gardens, except for guide dogs.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

House & Gardens: adult £12, senior £11, student/child £7

Gardens only: adult/senior £8, student/child £5

Group Visits

We offer private group visits with a guided tour. Please see our website for more information.

Educational Visits

Dating back to Tudor times, St Mary’s House covers a long period of history, and provides an ideal venue for school visits fulfilling many of the requirments of the National Curriculum in History for Key stages 1, 2 and 3.

We offer private guided tour by experienced guides for school groups of up to 45 children.

Contact us for more information:

info@stmarysbramber.co.uk

Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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