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The Pennyman family's intimate 18th-century mansion

Home of the Pennyman family for nearly 400 years, this classic Georgian mansion, with its Victorian kitchen and laundry, attractive gardens and estate walks, provides lively resources for local schools and community groups, and a unique venue for wedding ceremonies and corporate events.

Experience the spirit of the intimate home of Colonel Jim Pennyman, the last of the Pennyman line, and his arts-loving wife Ruth, as well as the stylish legacy of the 18th-century character 'Wicked' Sir James Pennyman - so named because of his extravagant lifestyle and his gambling with the family fortune.

All wrapped up

Putting the house to bed

See how the house is shut down for winter maintenance with the conservation team.

Take a tour around the house and see it being wrapped up for winter.

Booking essential, please call 01642 328900. Normal admission applies

Christmas at Ormesby Hall

See our traditional Christmas ship

Come and see our Christmas Ship on the first two weekends of December. We will have Father Christmas in the kitchen with lots of presents, Christmas trees for sale in the courtyard, festive food available in the tearoom and candlelight tours around the mansion.
(small charge to see Father Christmas and for the candlelight tour, booking essential. Opening times 10.00 - 3.30)


Autumn tidy up

Autumn in the woodland

Learn with the experts how to carry out end of season jobs in the garden in preparation for the winter months.


Saturday 1 November, 1.30 - 4.00

We're open at weekends and Bank Holidays

Join us on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and every Thursday in August for our House tours, events, elegant tea-room and much more. As for what we get up to for the rest of the week...

What we get up to during the week

On Mondays...

 © Liz Hayward

Our conservation team clean the Hall and collections, and our garden team mow the lawns. Indoor and outdoor work carries on throughout the week.

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of our work.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays...

 © Liz Hayward

... we welcome pre-booked school, college and community groups to learn about Ormesby's history.

To find out about our learning programmes and to book your visit, please call 01642 328906.

and on Fridays...

 © Mick Cookson

... we welcome booked groups and hold special events, like lectures and special interest tours.

Do you know you can have your wedding here too? Contact us now to see if we can make all your wedding day dreams come true on 01642 328900.