The Great Parlour, with a Broadwood piano in the background © Christian Walker

The Great Parlour, with a Broadwood piano in the background

What to discover...

There are a host of rooms for you to explore on the ground and first floor. Highlights include the striking dining room which is home to a large collection of family portraits as well as the family silver, and the Hercules suite of rooms which also boasts the best view across the gardens.

  • Relax in the Lady's Parlour where you can play records on the gramophone
  • Tickle the ivories on the harpsichord shaped organ in the Great Hall
  • Learn about the unconventional life of the enigmatic Emma Vernon in the dining room
  • Discover the dark secret of the blue bedroom

Don't miss...

  • The magnificent Thornhill wall and ceiling paintings in the Great Hall
  • Get a glimpse of some of the family silver in the dining room
  • The delicate Angel bed in the blue bedroom
  • The fantastic views of the garden from the Hercules rooms
  • Our restored paintings of Emma Vernon and Henry Cecil in the dining room

Experience more

Join us for one of our events; look out for our Meet the Vernon days and costume event weekends, or even dine in style at our special dinners.  

What's next?

Marvel at the magnificent wall and ceiling paintings

In 2016 we introduce 'Mr Vernon's Grand Designs' to Hanbury's visitors. We will focus on the original 18th century plans and schemes for the house, garden and park, as seen through the eyes of the people who created this masterpiece. Watch this space!

Find out more on our dedicated website © Claire Reeves

Find out more on our dedicated website

Discover Hanbury Hall's collection

Learn about Hanbury's large house collection. The link below takes you to Hanbury Hall's pages on the National Trust Collections website. Why not discover more about the tea service that Bowater Vernon ordered from China in the early 1700s?