Events & Opera


National Trust Opening times at Great Chalfield.

Tuesday 2nd April to Thursday 31st October

, House and gardens open for National Trust on Sunday afternoons, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutti’ at Great Chalfield,

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June 2019

We are delighted that Bath Opera will return with their 2019 touring production : Così fan tutte to Great Chalfield on 28th & 29th June. Performances will be in the Great Hall which has excellent acoustics : an intimate setting for an audience of 70. The gardens will be  open for picnics from 5.30pm, the show starts at 7.30pm and there will be an interval of 30minutes

Love, Trust, Forgiveness… ?

Mozart’s engaging and hilarious tale involving two engaged sisters is given a new “Sixties” hippy twist in Bath Opera’s 2019 summer touring production. Director Tom Magnone takes one of the 18th century’s greatest ensemble operas on an emotional 1960s roller-coaster ride of love, trust, loyalty, disguise, betrayal, deception, bewilderment, and self-realisation.


For tickets £35 please call 01225 782239 or email to ; or

Cheques should be payable to “ Friends of Great Chalfield” or if you prefer, send an internet payment to our “Friends of Great Chalfield” account  no 61465686 at HSBC, 46 Fore Street, TROWBRIDGE   BA14 8EL sort code  40-13-17 clearly identified as from yourselves.



"Patsy and Robert are delighted to welcome Bath Opera’s return to Great Chalfield".

Guide Dogs' only please - for all events.



Saturday & Sunday 10th & 11th August

English Civil War Society ,

The Marquis of Winchester's Regiment returns and re enacts siege of Great Chalfield in 1645


from 10.30am to 5pm, 4.30pm on Sunday

Admission £5 for Adults, 16 years and under go free.

The Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment of the English Civil War Society will re-enactthe two-day Royalist occupation of the manorhouse in 1644 – 375 years ago. The Regiment and accompanying civilians will march in at the start of each day and guards will be posted to keep watch. The soldiers will drill and fire muskets and cannon during the day.
In tents in the garden civilians will show and tell you how people lived in the seventeenth century (Living History).
A clerk will be in the Great Hall to replicate the writing of the accounts of September 1644.

The Chaplain, musicians and officers will recreate activities in the parish church and around the manor. In the afternoon a Parliamentarian patrol will be driven off in a sharp skirmish. Any prisoners taken will be tried and then marched off under escort.

It’s actually bringing history to life; you can really smell gun powder, hear the noise, and for children it gives them a sense of actually being there and makes history more interesting” (visitor comment 2017).







Great Chalfield Manor, Great Chalfield, nr. Melksham, Wiltshire. SN12 8NH - Tel: 01225 782 239