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A wonderful place for a picnic © Carole Evans

A wonderful place for a picnic

A perfectly-preserved Victorian house

Why come here?

  • The opportunity to explore family living rooms and servants' areas.
  • Our local hero, Lord Armstrong.
  • Examples of 19th-century technology, including Armstrong's original hydro-electric and hydraulic machinery.
  • For our streams, lakes, views, woodland walks, the Formal Garden, adventure play area, the trim trail and labyrinth.

We're open for school groups to visit the House from March to October and the grounds from March to December. We have plenty of outdoor space for picnics; there's a room in the Visitor Centre for less clement weather. All activities have cross-curricula links.

We welcome groups of all sizes, with limits for some activities - please ask our Learning Officer Carole to help you plan your day, with lunch times and toilet visits built in. Learning visits must be booked in advance. Please call Carole on 01669 622003 or email her.

Please note: The grounds have steep footpaths, uneven ground and many steps. Adults and children should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Education group membership

Plan your visit here

Plan your visit here

We offer membership for educational groups so that schools and other groups can visit. Find out how to join - or we can enrol you on your visit. These categories are based on numbers on school roll, not numbers in visiting group.

Education group membership fees (inclusive of VAT)

  • Home educating family / community groups: £37.50
  • Under 50 pupils: £37.50
  • 51 - 100 pupils: £63.00
  • 101 - 200 pupils: £76.50
  • 201 - 500 pupils: £80.50
  • Over 500 pupils: £93.00
  • Tertiary/Field study: £119.00

Contact us here

To find out more or to make a booking, call our Learning Officer, Carole Evans on 01669 622003 or email her.

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