Things to see & do

Visit the Pennyman's family home of 400 years

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Inspiring stories in 2014

As well as commemorating the effect of WWI on the Pennyman household through archives and poetry, we are celebrating Ormesby Hall as the 'spiritual home of modern British theatre' with Fun Palace events.

Upstairs and Downstairs

Take a look inside the secret places around Ormesby Hall

Peep inside areas not usually on the visitor route, get a glimpse inside closed cupboards and drawers. Look into storerooms & cellars and places not normally seen. The ideal event for all those curious souls out there.

1-3pm Friday 25 July. Contact us to book your place

Don't forget...

  • Explore the victorian laundry and kitchen
  • Get into train spotting with our model railways
  • Enjoy the fresh air and find peace walking in the garden & grounds
  • Marvel at the fine plasterwork in the 18th-century mansion
  • Take a tour of the top floor and discover more about Jim and Ruth Pennyman
  • See Jim's rib and Ruth's tooth
  • And don’t forget the scones in the tea-room!


Exploring the countryside © David Levenson

Take a walk around our gardens and woodland and see more of Ormesby Hall than ever before.


 © Liz Hayward

Check out our events listings to see what you can do of your '50 Things to do Before you're 11 3/4' here at Ormesby Hall.


 © Liz Hayward

Our live interpretation days are brilliant for the whole family to get involved in our  laundry and Victorian kitchens.