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.

Contemporary art at Hardwick

Hardwick Blue Hammer in Gardens

This autumn discover a new contemporary art exhibition “Building Site”, presented by Meadow Arts, which takes a playful look at the craftsmanship of the men who built Hardwick.

Join us on October 9 & 23 for talks from the Curator, discover more about the development and design of the project.



New Faeries in the Garden

Fairy door at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Over the summer a new faery 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 faery arrivals soon

Don't miss this autumn

  • Tasty autumn specials in the restaurant
  • Get involved in volunteer blub planting
  • Visit the bustling below stairs
  • Enjoy selfled walks around the estate
  • Half term crafty fun
  • Stock up on log for your cosy fire
  • Nostalgic puddings in the restaurant
  • Lots of 50 things treats in the shop

Autumn at Hardwick means

  • The towers are the first thing you see as you climb the hill. © NTPL/John Millar

    In the house

    cleaning the matting after a very busy summer

  • The gardeners are kept busy keeping on top of the mowing © John Millar

    In the garden

    Trimming all the yew and hawthorne hedges in the gardens

  • Discover something new with every step in Hardwick Park © National Trust/Robert Morris

    In the park

    Preparing all the woodland pathways for winter