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Notice: The bridge at Great Ouseburn is currently closed, this is expected to last around six weeks, road diversions are in place and we can still be accessed from this direction.

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.

Colourful autumn days out

From harvest celebrations with apple pressing to half term family fun, wildlife and garden walks and the last few weeks of the royal art displays; there are lots of reasons to visit this autumn. 

Two days in two minutes

Ever wondered how large portraits are hung in a historic hall? This timelapse video shows the teams from the National Portrait Gallery working with the conservation team to switch the position of King George I and replace with The Royal Family: A Centenary Portrait by John Wonnacott.

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Following your visit we appreciate feedback to know what we're getting right or where we could improve. Please complete a visitor survey and you will be entered in the prize draw.