White daffodils in front of the mansion

Important notice -

On 30 April, 1 & 2 May the Great British Food Festival will be at Hardwick. Due to this it is likely that there will be heavy traffic queues on entry at peak times. The Food Festival is open 10am – 5pm each day of the bank holiday weekend.

An Elizabethan masterpiece


Things to see and do


What's on 

What's on at Hardwick

Upcoming events

Walking for health

Thu 05 May 2016
Join us for a 3 mile walk on the Hardwick estate. Enjoy an opportunity to get outdoors, stretch your legs and meet new people.

Explore the Hardwick attics

Thu 05 May 2016
Find out more about the collection at Hardwick and discover the treasures in our attics. From the textile store to the unusual plaster mouldings, there are plenty to discover in the attics

The Hardwick Rose festival

Sat 28 May 2016
Join us at the beginning of the Hardwick Rose festival. This year we are celebrating the life of Duchess Evelyn and the Hardwick roses she loved so much. There will be flower based crafts for all ages to enjoy and a flower trail in the East Court

Summer Family Fun

Fri 22 Jul 2016
Enjoy loads of family fun at Hardwick this summer. Make cress heads, floral headbands, minibeast traps or enjoy a traditional sports day. Find out what is on each day at the Visitor Centre. There will be a small charge for some activities

Outdoor Cinema

Fri 19 Aug 2016
Enjoy a movie under the stars with friends and family this summer. QUAD's Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival returns in the summer of 2015.

Movies under the stars

Fri 19 Aug 2016
Join us for our fifth year of the Summer Night Film Festival. This year we will be hosting two nights of outdoor cinema, on Friday 19 August enjoy a night with 007 in the film Spectre and on Sat 20 August enjoy the classic 80s romantic drama Ghost

Eating and shopping

Discover more at Hardwick





Learning volunteer shares the story of Queen Elizabeth with school children

A great place for schools and students 

Bring your school group for fantastic learning experiences and explore an Elizabethan mansion or get hands on at Stainsby Mill.





wedding ceremony taking place at Hardwick Hall

Say I do at Hardwick 

Hardwick provides a magical setting for your big day.


Places to stay

The sitting rooms in No4 stableyard, holiday cottage

Places to stay at Hardwick Hall

Whether you're looking for a family getaway or a romantic break, we have a holiday cottage for you at Hardwick.