Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Glorious gardens surround this baroque mansion with National Portrait Gallery paintings

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Things to see and do

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

What's on 

Upcoming events

Happy birthday Beningbrough!

Sat 25 Jun 2016
10:30-17:00
The changing fortunes of a grand country house and garden are told throughout the year, as Beningbrough celebrates its 300th birthday, from 1716 - 2016.

Visiting Portraits Gallery - 'Director's Choice'

Sat 25 Jun 2016
12:00-17:00
To celebrate Beningbrough's 300 year anniversary, National Portrait Gallery Director Nicholas Cullinan has chosen portraits of four people who have shaped British history and culture.

Going Digital photography workshop - explore your camera part 2

Sun 03 Jul 2016
10:00-16:00
Unleash your camera's full potential in the second part of exploring your camera.

Going Digital photography workshops - close up & macro

Sat 09 Jul 2016
10:00-16:00
Build on knowledge gained in previous workshops and take this introductory course on close-up and macro shots.

Artrageous August!

Wed 03 Aug 2016
12:30-15:30
Bring out your artistic streak in the Artrageous workshops, with a range of themes to get stuck into throughout the month. You can make something different every week on a Wednesday or a Sunday.

50 things Fridays

Fri 05 Aug 2016
10:30-17:00
Drop in and join a free workshop to build a home for a wild animal, craft and float a raft, hunt for bugs in the gardens or explore what lives in a pond.
Head shot of the artist Tanya Rabbe-Webber

Portraits Untold at Beningbrough 

Join acclaimed award winning disabled artist, Tanya Raabe-Webber undertake live portrait painting while she interviews her sitter David Hoyle, as part of the 'Portraits Untold' national diversity project.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Eating and shopping

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

History

Two adults looking at a large blue bed and portraits on the wall

Uncover the lives of those who have lived and worked at Beningbrough 

From a wealthy teenager with big dreams, to a savvy couple who spent just £15,000 to acquire the estate. Find out more about the people who have shaped the Beningbrough we see today.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Wildlife

Large tree in a green open space with balck cows grazing underneath

Top ten trees of interest 

Find out more about the structure of the garden and the heritage trees on a walk to see the historic pear arch, the impressive lightning scarred oak, a 200 year old turkey oak and the fourth largest variegated English oak in the country.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Learning

Children learning about old fashioned irons with a costumed interpreter at Dunham Massey

Discover a different way to learn 

Bring your educational group to the garden workshop and learn about the challenges involved in growing your own food, discover the stories behind art, with the National Portrait Gallery or get hands-on below stairs as a Victorian servant

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Get involved

A volunteer delights a young visitor

Join our team 

Join the friendly team of staff and volunteers and get involved with the work we do. From stock merchandising, welcoming visitors, promoting the property, maintaining the gardens or helping visitors to enjoy their day - there could be something to interest you.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

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