Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Long driveway with grass flanks and red bricked hall at the top

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!

Wed 01 Jun 2016
The changing fortunes of a grand country house and garden are told throughout the year, as Beningbrough celebrates its 300th birthday, from 1716 - 2016.

Play week

Wed 01 Jun 2016
Have a go at some really fun outdoor adventures to start ticking off this year's essential 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 play list. Grab a free scrapbook, tick off 35+ over the year & this week head to the bothy to start your adventures.

Visiting Portraits Gallery - 'Director's Choice'

Wed 01 Jun 2016
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.

Memory Bank weekend

Sat 11 Jun 2016
Come and share your memories of the Beningbrough estate throughout the years on this Memory Bank weekend.

Fathers' Day bandstand

Sun 19 Jun 2016
Relax in the gardens which will be in full bloom by June, and listen to the sounds of the local scout groups as they play.

Going Digital photography workshop - explore your camera part 2

Sun 03 Jul 2016
Unleash your camera's full potential in the second part of exploring your camera.
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Eating and shopping

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens


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


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


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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