Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

South side of red bricked baroque hall

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 

Girl holding binoculars up to her face

May half-term at Beningbrough 

Calling all adventurers this half-term school holiday. Set off with your explorer backpack or join in with the activities. On the agenda at Beningbrough are barefoot walks, bug hunting and raft building.

Upcoming events

Beningbrough: short stories and untold tales

Fri 26 May 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 26 May 2017
Head to the Visiting Portraits Gallery - 'Director's Choice' to see four outstanding portraits including the striking David Beckham by Nadav Kander.

Half-term play week

Sat 27 May 2017
Grab a brand new explorer backpack for adventures a plenty to be had and a chance to tick off your '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ ' play list or join one of the special activities on selected days......

Going Digital Photography Workshops

Sun 11 Jun 2017
If you've ever wanted to get off auto, join a workshop with Going Digital to develop the skills needed using the gardens as your palette.

Tansy Thursday

Thu 15 Jun 2017
Take a walk down by the riverside to explore the conservation work of the parkland team, as they clear and maintain the protected habitat of the rare Tansy Beetle.

Dad's day out

Sun 18 Jun 2017
Entertainment for dad and all the family is provided by local Scout and Guide groups with regular gang shows and band performances around the garden (11am - 3pm).
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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