Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

South side of the hall and conservatory in a frosty day

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 

Man crouched and boy kneeling planting bulbs

What's On 

There's always something exciting going on at Beningbrough. You can make your mark and get stuck in with the special bulb planting event during February half term or see what the latest trail or workshop on offer is going to be.

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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