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Late 17th-century house with lavish interiors and the Museum of Childhood

Come and discover two contrasting experiences sitting side by side.

Sudbury Hall, the country home of the Lords Vernon, offers a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase, Long Gallery and the captivating story which the house tells, brought to life by our knowledgeable volunteers and guides.

The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something for everyone. Watch your children discovering something new, or relive nostalgic memories by exploring the childhoods of times gone by, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others. You can be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by our archive film and interactive displays.

Don’t miss

•    Locations where the BBC’s adaptation of Pride & Prejudice was filmed, can you recognise where?

•    The Church by the side of the house, restored for the 6th Lord Vernon by George Devey.

•    The outdoor woodland play area, which is tucked out of view at the rear of the house.

Discover treasures

Discover more of our collection online

You can find out more about Sudbury's fantastic collection online, or discover it in person by visiting Sudbury and meeting our welcoming room guides. See what treasures we have at Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood.

Watch our videos

Come and watch our videos © Andrew Butler

We have a cache of videos waiting to be discovered by you, enjoy a variety of short clips which capture the property's character in many differing ways. Subscribe to our channel and don’t miss out on any new videos.

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WWI exhibition

To commemorate WWI, a mobile exhibition - Derbyshire Remembers -  created by children from Dale Primary and Sudbury Primary will be on show from 7 March - 17 May. 

Easter fun

Easter fun all the way!

Get ready for the Easter bunny and lots of chocolate treats! Lots of trails and crafts to enjoy, so in true bunny style - hop to it!

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