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A homely country house dated 1700 set in Victorian walled gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds

‘I could live here!’, is what most people say when visiting Gunby Hall and Gardens. Modest-sized rooms full of character and charm make it easy to imagine you can move in yourself.

With links to Tennyson, Darwin and Vaughan-Williams there is so much to discover about the family home of the Massingberd family.

Explore three floors of the hall full of interesting collection pieces amassed over generations from 1700 until 1963. Chat to our room guides to find out stories about Gunby’s interesting past.

Stroll through our eight-acre gardens and enjoy the different areas: sweeping formal lawns, flower borders, vegetable gardens and wildflower corners.

Complete your visit with a stop in our charming tea-room and enjoy some home baked cake and a nice cuppa.

Battle Lines: Archie and the Battle of Loos

The maps clearly show the trenches and battle lines

The maps clearly show the trenches and battle lines

From Friday 25 September, exactly 100 years since the Battle of Loos took place, an exciting new exhibition will be launched at Gunby Hall in a room that has never been open to visitors before.

Last year Gunby staff made a thrilling a discovery of previously uncatalogued detailed maps and a plan of attack of the battle of Loos, which belonged to Field-Marshal Sir Archibald (Archie) Montgomery-Massingberd, who lived at Gunby from 1936 till his death in 1947.

The maps, which were badly damaged, were carefully restored and are now the centrepiece of an exhibition called ‘Battle lines: Archie and the Battle of Loos’, that will be located in the first floor sitting room of Gunby Hall, which will be open to visitors for the first time in its history.

The exhibition will be open for the rest of 2015 and the whole of the 2016 season.

Useful information

  • Events in 2015

    Find out what's on at Gunby in 2015 and pick the special days you'll share with us.

  • Download a map

    Click here to download a map to help you explore the Gunby gardens.

  • Online collection

    Browse the online database and find out more about all the collection pieces at Gunby Hall.

  • Dog at Brimham Rocks © National Trust

    Dogs are welcome

     Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome throughout the gardens and grounds.

  • Christmas at Gunby

    The house and gardens will be open for three weekends to share our Christmas traditions.

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Walk to the Gunby Ice House Pond

Enjoy the tranquil setting of the ice house pond © Tasha Prosser

Enjoy the tranquil setting of the ice house pond

Take a gentle stroll to a recently restored part of the Gunby grounds.

Walk to Monksthorpe Chapel

Monsthorpe Chapel is set in a  beautiful setting © National Trust

Monsthorpe Chapel is set in a beautiful setting

Discover the wider Gunby estate and visit a nearby National Trust property with a unique history.

Walk to Bratoft Manor

The moat is all that remains of the medieval manor at Bratoft © National Trust

The moat is all that remains of the medieval manor at Bratoft

Find out where the Massingberd family lived before they moved into Gunby Hall and enjoy walking through the wider estate.