Relax in the sitting room and listen to gramophone music © Nadia Mackenzie

Relax in the sitting room and listen to gramophone music

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 1920s sitting room where you can play records on the gramophone
  • Tickle the ivories on the harpsichord shaped organ in the main hall
  • Learn about the unconventional life of the enigmatic Emma Vernon in the dining room
  • Discover the dark secret of the blue bedroom

As you explore the house, it's up to you to decide whether money and beauty bring happiness, after learning about the ups and downs of the Vernon family.hanbury

Big spenders?

How will you spend the family fortune? © Kathryn Lovell

Come and have a go at our game around the house. Decide how you would spend the Vernon fortune and find out which family member you are most like.

Lost beehives

How will you spend the family fortune? © Bob Sweet

Lady Georgina loved to keep bees, but some of them have escaped. Can you find all the lost beehives hidden around the house?

Fun in the nursery

Having fun in the nursery whatever the weather © Bob Sweet

Don't forget to stop by the nursery and play with traditional toys there, just like George, Hubert and Auda Vernon did as children.

Experience more

Join us for one of our event days; look out for our Meet the Vernon days or costume event weekend. Or discover more with our 'Discover the Hanbury Collection' months. Or why not dress up yourself?

Don't miss...

  • The magnificent Thornhill wall and ceiling paintings in the main hall
  • The rare Axeminster carpet in the drawing room
  • 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
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?