Mapledurham Visits and Tours

Over the years we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to Mapledurham to view House itself, discover the old watermill and relax along the banks of the Thames for a picnic or enjoy a delicious cream tea.

Annual Opening

The house and watermill are open to the general public (including groups) on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September.

Mid-week party visits

We also open the house for midweek party visits for groups of 40 or more. Many of our guests choose to arrive by boat from nearby Caversham- something we organise for them. Most guests leave Caversham at 2p.m. and arrive here at 2:45p.m. They then have a guided tour of the House and Watermill and many choose to end their afternoon with a cream tea or an afternoon tea.The scones for our cream teas are hand made on the estate and are served with jam and clotted cream.

Dog Policy

Please note that we do not normally allow dogs at Mapledurham. They can visit if they stay in the country park area but that is very restrictive to the visitor as it means they are unable to visit the house and tea rooms. On occasions, however, such as the game fair, dogs are allowed. Please contact the office via e-mail ( or phone (+44 (0)118 972 3350) before bringing your dog to Mapledurham.

Click here to write to us to enquire about visiting or
Click here to book a group visit.

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