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 2-4 pm on 8th April and the first Sunday of each month between May and September, and on one Wednesday a month between June and August. The dates for 2018 are as follows:
Sunday 8th April
Sunday 6th May
Sunday 3rd June
Wednesday 13th June
Sunday 1st July
Wednesday 18th July
Sunday 5th August
Wednesday 15th August
Sunday 2nd 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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