Among the largest sepulchral chapels attached to any English church, this cruciform mausoleum houses a remarkable sequence of 17 sculpted and effigied monuments, spanning nearly two and a half centuries (1614-1859), to the De Grey family of Wrest Park.
Read more about the history of the mausoleum.
Before You Go
Opening Times: The mausoleum is open from 2 pm - 4 pm on the first Sunday of each month between April and October, and on one Wednesday a month between May and July. The dates for 2017 are as follows:
Sunday 2nd April
Sunday 7th May
Wednesday 17th May
Sunday 4th June
Wednesday 14th June
Sunday 2nd July
Wednesday 12th July
Sunday 6th August
Sunday 3rd September
For further information phone 01525 860000 (Option 2).
Parking: No parking on site but there is on-street parking available on surrounding streets.
Facilities: There are no facilities on site but there is a pub in the village and more options in either Flitwick or Ampthill.
Plan a Great Day OutIf you are looking for things to do in the area, less than two miles away, in the pretty village of Silsoe, lies Wrest Park. Previously home to the De Grey family, with dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, sweeping views and woodland walks, it's a real treat for the senses. Once you've explored some of its 90 acres and 300 years of garden history, treat yourself to something tasty at the café, learn more about Wrest at War in the exhibition, or let the kids run off some steam in the playground.
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