This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.
Follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps at this beautiful family home
For almost five centuries the picturesque turrets of Melford Hall have dominated Long Melford's village green.
Devastated by fire in 1942, the house was nurtured back to life by the Hyde Parker family and it remains their much-loved family home to this day. Their interior decoration and furnishings chart changing tastes and fashions over two centuries.
The stories of family life at Melford - from visits by their relation Beatrix Potter with her menagerie of animals, through to children sliding down the grand staircase on trays - make this house more than just bricks and mortar.
Mr McGregor's Flower Garden
Friday 31 May, 1pm - 4.30pm
£2.50 per child, normal admission applies
Help to make a floral carpet, make paper flowers, draw and colour. Solve the clues in the Mr McGregor garden trail.
Threads, canvas and paint
Wednesday 12 - Sunday 23 June (not open Monday 17 or Tuesday 18 June)
1pm - 4.30pm
Following our success over the last few years, we welcome the return of our art and crafts fortnight. Watch our demonstrators weave, paint and embroider. View and purchase paintings by East Anglian artists throughout the house.
Beatrix Potter Day
Friday 26 July, 1pm - 4.30pm
£2.50 per child, garden admission applies
Once again we celebrate the Tale of Beatrix Potter and Beatrix Potter's involvement with Melford Hall. The new book 'The Further Tale
of Peter Rabbit' will be read by Barbara in the Banqueting House - come and find out what happened in Scotland.