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18th-century house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings

Beautiful gardens, parkland walks and an intriguing house to explore. Beningbrough is a great place to relax and be inspired all year round. Enjoy colourful Edwardian borders, working Victorian walled garden, labyrinth and family trails.

Meet the most powerful and influential people of the 18th century in our outstanding portrait collection. In an imaginative partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, paintings and sculptures are brought to life throughout historic rooms and hands-on galleries in the Italian-inspired house. Furniture and ceramics complement a grand interior, where the people in the portraits would feel at home - you may even meet a few.

Upcoming events

  • Family friendly art workshops
  • Holidays - Easter, Halloween & Christmas
  • School's out activities
  • Specialist days - conservation, garden, history
  • Workshops, walks and talks

Warhol, Levine, Testino and more

New contemporary royal portraits on display at Beningbrough in 2014

New contemporary royal portraits on display at Beningbrough in 2014

Royals: then and now 1 March - 2 November

Brand new selection of contemporary royal portraits from artists and photographers Nicky Philipps, John Wonnacott, Thomas Struth, Chris Levine, Andy Warhol and Mario Testino. Includes the first public showing of the christening portrait of Prince George of Cambridge by Jason Bell.

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Tourism awards

In 2013 Visit York Awards crowned us Visitor Attraction of the Year. We were also finalists at the 2013 White Rose Awards, and have previously been shortlisted for the national Kids in Museums Award.