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Talliston House and Gardens

"Britain’s most extraordinary home"

Great Dunmow, Essex

Talliston House through the front gate

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Historic Houses members must pay for entrance for this property.
Historic Houses members must pay for entrance for this property.
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In 25 years, the project has taken a three-bedroomed, semi-detached ex-council house in Essex and transformed it into what The Sunday Times calls ‘Britain’s most extraordinary home.’

Each room or garden has a rich story, its own smells and sounds and incorporates 1,821 objects from 27 different countries – all combining to create a truly magical whole. If you’ve fallen in love with a Grimm’s fairy tale, delighted over Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or dreamed of flying with Peter Pan to Neverland, you’ve arrived at the right doorway.

Go on a full guided tour of the house and gardens led by a member of the creative team, room by room, mapping out the labyrinth of the property and exploring each of the locations.

TOUR DURATION
2½ hours

TOUR PRICES
£24.50 per person for standard tours
£39.50 per person for special seasonal tours

REFRESHMENTS
Tea, coffee, cake and snacks
Special refreshments for seasonal tours

RESTRICTIONS
No large bags, high-heeled shoes/stilettos, no dogs

Admission

Historic Houses tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming, and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Group Visits

Email pat.jacobs@historichouses.org to arrange a group visit or ring 01284 827087

Accessibility

Unfortunately there is no access for disabled visitors

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Talliston House & Gardens tour

Talliston House & Gardens tour

Talliston House & Gardens tour

Talliston House & Gardens tour

Talliston House & Gardens tour

Talliston House & Gardens tour

Talliston House & Gardens Halloween tour

Talliston House & Gardens Halloween tour

Talliston House & Gardens special Christmas tour

Talliston House & Gardens special Christmas tour

Getting here

Great Dunmow, Essex

From the M11, take the A120 and turn off at the Great Dunmow exit (watch for Ancient Flitch Town brown tourist signs). Go over three small roundabouts and at the fourth, turn left into Dunmow. Almost straight away, you will see the Queen Victoria pub on your right where the tours begin. We will send a parking plan a week before the event.

For the Invitation to View events, we will be starting your tour outside The Queen Victoria, a public house 1 minute’s walk from the house (The Queen Victoria, 79 Stortford Road, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1DL). This aids parking and allows for people to gather if wet.

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Neil Gaiman said

Just wonderful…

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