Discover the Hall this Winter

Early Morning Light at Hanbury Hall

This winter we will be opening the Hall from 11am for you to be able to wonder around at your own leisure.

We are currrently in the middle of a five-year program to repair and restore the exterior woodwork of the house. It is sometimes easy to forget that the outside of the Hall needs looking after just as much as everything on the inside!

This program satrs on one side of the Hall and then each year rotates round the Hall. In 2018 we restored the front of the Hall and in 2019 we have just completed the south side of the Hall which faces the Sunken Parterre.

Restoring the roof at Hanbury Hall
Restoring the roof at Hanbury Hall
Restoring the roof at Hanbury Hall

During your visit you will see our conservation team dong some of their daily conservation routine of the Hall. As well as this they have to conduct a rolling programme of deep cleaning which includes condition reports and looking for signs of insect invasion.

This is essential to the care of the building, furnishings, and out collections and is a central part of what we do to look after our special places.

The Thornhill paintings at Hanbury Hall
The Thornhill paintings at Hanbury Hall
The Thornhill paintings at Hanbury Hall

Conservation at Hanbury

Most of the rooms on the ground floor of the Hall are cleaned during November when the Hall is quieter, which means that the first floor needs to be completed during January and February which are also typically quieter months. Our deep cleaning schedule includes cleaning each room from top to bottom, including portraits, ceramics, carpets, and everything in between.  

If you manage to see any of our conservation assistants on your visit then please do stop and ask any questions, they might even give you some tips on the best way to manage your own collection of ceramics and silver…

The Hercules Bedroom at Hanbury Hall
The Hercules Bedroom at Hanbury Hall
The Hercules Bedroom at Hanbury Hall