Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia, and there’s even a Victorian playroom for younger visitors.
A secret wartime past is revealed in our Second World War room in the cellars, with interactive exhibits and eye-witness accounts. Experience the immersive wartime displays in our ice house bunker and find out why Hughenden was high on Hitler’s hit list.
We’ve recently opened our 3rd floor rooms where you can take in colourful vistas of the surrounding countryside. Or pause for a moment to reflect on Disraeli’s reputation as one of the leading authors of the Victorian period.
The formal garden has been recreated based on the original designs of Mary Anne Disraeli and there are woodland walks surrounding this country home throughout the rolling parkland.
How to get there:
Train: High Wycombe train station in just under 2 miles
Road: 1.5 miles north of High Wycombe, on the west side of the Great Missenden road (A4128). From M40 exit 4, take A404 towards High Wycombe, follow signs to Eden shopping centre, then take A4128 towards Gt Missenden. Look out for the brown signs.