Things to see & do

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What's on at Hardwick this year

There is plenty to enjoy at Hardwick this season. Explore behind the scenes in the hall with our House and Collections team as they reveal the hidden stories and gems of this fabulous house.

The men who built Hardwick

Stone carving at Hardwick Hall

This year we are celebrating the life and work of the men who built Hardwick. From various interventions in the Hall to the perspective trails in the garden to the new quotes benches in the park.

Find out more about the men who built Hardwick - their lives, skills and experiences


Duke and Duchess Short Walk

A carpet of bluebells © NT/Janine Hagues

A delightful short walk in the upper park at Hardwick, taking in atmospheric woodland and historic parkland.

Don't miss this spring

  • The snowdrops in the gardens
  • Fresh new recipes in the Restaurant
  • The new exhibition about architecture in the Hall
  • The fairy tree in the gardens with its own Christmas tree
  • Pop in 'Meet the Masons' days in the West Court
  • Brand new products in the shop
  • Tasty new treats in the restaurant
  • A beautiful stroll along Lady Spencer's wood
  • Visit Stainsby Mill for freshly milled flour

Spring at Hardwick means

  • The spectacular view of the entrance of the ’prodigy house’ © National Trust/John Millar

    In the house

    The team are welcoming back our visitors and hoovering up the mud they bring too

  • Cuttings being nurtured in the greenhouses © Hardwick Hall/National Trust

    In the garden

    The team are getting ready to provide all the new plants for the Outdoor shop

  • The lovely Lady Spencer's wood © National Trust

    In the park

    The Ranger team will be building the new play trail along Lady Spencer's Wood