Though many of English Heritage’s Free to Enter sites remain open to visitors, unfortunately it has been necessary – as a result of advice relating to coronavirus - to close De Grey Mausoleum for operational reasons, in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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 June and August. The dates for 2020 are as follows:
Sunday 5th April
Sunday 3rd May
Sunday 7th June
Wednesday 17th June
Sunday 5th July
Wednesday 15th July
Sunday 2nd August
Wednesday 12th August
Sunday 6th September
Parking: No parking on site but there is limited 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 Out
If 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.