Things to see & do

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Behind the scenes at Hardwick

Explore behind the scenes at Hardwick this autumn with the House and Collections team and discover a whole new side to Hardwick. You can even pop behind the scenes as the team set up for Christmas. There is plenty to interest everyone.

Caring for our collections

Queen Elizabeth gets a make over by one of conservation assistants

Come inside to discover how the Conservation team care for our internationally renowned collection. You can see the State floor in more detail as the annual deep clean gets under way. Join us on 5-7 Nov and 19-21 Nov, 11am-3pm. All tickets are £1 (along with your garden admission ticket).

New Fairies in the Garden

Fairy door at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Over the summer a new fairy door has appeared in the Hardwick gardens. The first door as been loved by visitors young and old since it appeared in 2013. Pop along and say hello to the new neighbours.

Keep your eyes peeled for more fairy arrivals as they prepare for Christmas!

Don't miss this winter

  • Tasty winter specials in the restaurant
  • Spotting your family traditions in the Hall
  • Picking out your Christmas tree
  • Enjoy self-led walks around the estate
  • Following the Father Christmas trail
  • Stock up on logs for your cosy fire
  • Warming treats in the restaurant
  • Beautiful Christmas presents in the shop
  • Writing you letter to Father Christmas in the South Gazebo
  • The garden lit with fairy lights at dusk

Winter at Hardwick means

  • The first of the 25 ft Christmas trees 

    In the house

    The beginning of the deep clean and of course setting up for Christmas

  •  © Ray Dale

    In the garden

    the team have been working hard to create a Stumpery in the South Court, like this one at Ickworth

  • Christmas trees are on sale from Nov 29 © Rika Gordon

    In the park

    the ranger team are getting ready for the annual Christmas tree sales