Group visits to Hardwick Hall

Visitors admire tapestries at Hardwick Hall

Whether visiting for the day or just for a few hours, Hardwick is the perfect place for a group trip and we'll work with you to ensure your group visit is the very best experience.

Whether a regular visitor to Hardwick, or planning your first trip, make your group visit a happy and memorable one.

Your group are welcome to enjoy a visit to Hardwick at their own pace, and see the gardens through the seasons and make new discoveries in the Hall. Our knowledgeable team are on hand to help you get the best out of your day. 

If you are planning a visit with 15 or more people we ask that you pre-book, which will also book a coach or mini-bus space. We’ll send you a booking form and confirm prices with you when you ring or email.

Group benefits

  • Free entry for tour leader and driver on the day of your group visit

  • Coach meet and greet available

  • Free parking and a shuttle buggy from the Visitor Centre to the Hall

  • Refreshment voucher for driver


Book your coach tour for 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm or 2.30pm.

If you're looking for a breakfast offer alongside your booking, you can select an arrival of your group at 9.30am.

At weekends, we have limited slots of one coach per morning or afternoon. No group bookings to be taken on bank holidays.

Contact us to make a booking and find out more on 01246 858400 or by email

Looking for something different?

Book one of our tours and discover a new angle to Hardwick. From tapestries and embrodieries, furniture, and architecture to gardens or the family history, we can provide the tour for you. An expert tour guide will take you through Hardwick and will offer excellent insight.

Treasure House Tour (2 hours)

Join our House and Collections team to discover the beautiful treasures at Hardwick. Your guide will take you through impressive rooms of the Hall and open doors generally closed to the public. Alternatively, we can create you a bespoke tour focusing on a special interest. Afterwards enjoy the gardens and Stableyard facilities for the rest of the day. These tours are exclusive and are available on Mondays or Tuesdays (February to October).

Highlights of Hardwick (1 hour 30 mins) 

Discover more about the family story of the people who shaped and cared for Hardwick over its 400-year history. Take a taster tour of the Elizabethan state rooms and the family rooms on the middle floor of the Hall. This tour is available Wednesday to Sunday at 10.30am, starting before the Hall opens (February to October).

Glorious Garden (1 hour) 

An enlightening tour of the garden at Hardwick. The lovely walled courtyards enclose a fragrant herb garden, pretty orchards and beautiful lawns. Discover more behind the scenes in the 'engine room' of the gardens too.

Space for lunch and relaxing

The Great Barn Restaurant is ready to welcome groups of all sizes. Whether for a morning coffee, delicious lunch or afternoon sweet treat there'll be something for your taste buds to enjoy. Groups can select from our groups menu and find something that suits everyone. We are able to caterer for dietary requirements and our food and beverages team will work with you to ensure everything runs smoothly.

How to book and further information
To find out more and to make a booking please contact the Business Support team via email or call 01246 858400, who will work with you to create the best possible visit.