Our work

The many sides of Ormesby Hall

 © Liz Hayward

Take a look at the many areas of work we are involved in here at Ormesby Hall. There is never a dull moment, we are always working hard to make the Hall a truly wonderful place to visit. On this page you will get a good idea of the amount of projects we are involved with and what we get up to out of season. The team here in the Hall, which is made up of staff and volunteers, work tirelessly to ensure that we are for ever, for everyone.

Inspiring Stories

Ormesby is said to be 'the spiritual home of modern British theatre' - it was the place where leading director Joan Littlewood set up her theatre workshop and had inspiration for her Fun Palace idea.

The Pennyman Coat-of-Arms

Our magnificent new Coat of Arms is displayed above our Jacobean door. Restored by Cliveden Conservation Ltd the layers of Ormesby's history have been peeled back.

During the winter months

Winter is a time for our preparation for the new season ahead.

House happenings

Take a look at the historic collection held at Ormesby Hall. Our staff work tirelessly carrying out detailed inventory checks of all rooms to ensure each item is documented on the online database CMS - Collections Management System.

Gardener's delights

Throughout the year Ormesby's gardens are a treat with seasonal planting and careful care and maintenance by our garden team an volunteers.

Behind the scenes

Keep up with the latest things happening at Ormesby Hall by liking our Facebook page. From events to conservation to gardening we have everything covered on here, so you won't miss a moment.