The Great Barn, situated in the courtyard at Dalemain, was built in the 1500s and is one of the largest and most impressive loft barns in the north of England. The roof height was raised in 1685 by order of Sir Edward Hasell. The barn, which has a monastic feel, now houses the agricultural and fell pony museum on the upper floor. It is stuffed full of the most extraordinary range of things seldom seen nowadays but which bring back nostalgic memories of past-times.
This museum is an exceptional collection of agricultural implements which have only become outdated through the mechanisation of the last seventy years. It is full of various equipment, from carts and ploughs to hand tools and bric-a-brac of a bygone country life.
Sylvia McCosh bred Fell Ponies including many prize winners and exported stallions to both Canada and Pakistan. The museum includes some of her prizes, as well as harnesses, tack and a blacksmith’s workshop. Make sure you do not miss this worthwhile collection telling something of the Lake District traditional breed which have their origins in the hardy, black ponies of Romano Britain.
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The Printmakers come to Dalemain for C-Art
Cumbria Printmakers will be displaying their work in our Great Barn 10th - 25th September as part of the C-Art Exhibition. Come along and #SeeArtInExtraordinaryPlaces
Dalemain House & Gardens Inspire Creativity!
We are delighted to have inspired poetry in a recent visitor to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens...
Dalemain's Magical Gardens are an International Sensation!
Dalemain’s beautiful gardens are to be viewed across Japan, thanks to a new, in-depth documentary.
The Historic Gardens in Summer
Our gardens are looking wonderful this summer - come and visit the beautiful Rose Terrace while it is still in bloom, and see the historic gardens in all their glory.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS
Dalemain is a haven of tranquillity. Come and take some time out from the hectic stress of every day life, and spend a while strolling through the house and gardens in this peaceful corner of the Lake District.
Dalemain Plant Fair with Artisan Foods & Crafts
Sunday 19th June - 10am to 4pm. Come and visit our celebration of all things Gardening, with Quality Plants, Garden Tours & Advice, Crafts and Artisan foods.
FREE Entry to Plant Fair, Artisan Foods & Crafts. Discounted entry to Gardens £5, House & Gardens £7 - Children FREE
LATEST PRESS RELEASE: Winners Announced at 2016 Dalemain World Famous Marmalade Awards 2016
MARMALADE MOST TRAVELLED; WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE, AS DIZZYING ARRAY OF COUNTRIES CLAIM MULTIPLE AWARDS.
SAVE THE DALEMAIN OF AUSTRALIA
The NATIONAL TRUST of South Australia are putting in a bid to save the house immortalised in Picnic on Hanging Rock and a vital part of the South Australian Heritage.
GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014
Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.
PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918
Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain