Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Red bricked baroque hall based in sunshine with daffodils in the foreground

Important notice -

We’re working hard to get off oil and install a new energy efficient biomass boiler. As part of this, access to the Victorian laundry may be reduced, and at times it might be closed on 17th and between 20th – 23rd March.

Glorious gardens surround this baroque mansion with National Portrait Gallery paintings

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Things to see and do

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

What's on 

Upcoming events

Beningbrough: short stories and untold tales

Fri 24 Mar 2017
The changing fortunes of a grand country house and garden are told throughout the year in further chapters of the Beningbrough story.

From Beatrix to Beckham

Fri 24 Mar 2017
Head to the Visiting Portraits Gallery - 'Director's Choice' to see four outstanding portraits including the striking David Beckham by Nadav Kander.

Mother's Day

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Celebrate Mothering Sunday and make something special for the mum in your world in the popular family art workshop.

Painting convervation in action

Tue 28 Mar 2017
Enjoy a rare chance to spend some time talking to and watching painting conservators as they work on parts of the national collection in the dining room of the hall.

Easter school holidays

Tue 11 Apr 2017
Spring is coming and the great outdoors is calling. Join gardener Kate on one of the tiny trail treks or plant out crops in the walled garden. Grab an explorer backpack for your own adventure or head to the wilderness play area to let off steam.

Easter weekend with Cadbury

Fri 14 Apr 2017
Bunny's been up to his old tricks again! Hop to it and follow Bunny on his trail as he meets the Dawnay family pet rabbits, to win your very own Cadbury chocolate bunny prize.
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Eating and shopping

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens


Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens


Large tree in a green open space with balck cows grazing underneath

Top ten trees of interest 

Find out more about the structure of the garden and the heritage trees on a walk to see the historic pear arch, the impressive lightning scarred oak, a 200 year old turkey oak and the fourth largest variegated English oak in the country.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens


Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Get involved

A volunteer delights a young visitor

Join our team 

Join the friendly team of staff and volunteers and get involved with the work we do. From stock merchandising, welcoming visitors, promoting the property, maintaining the gardens or helping visitors to enjoy their day - there could be something to interest you.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

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