Discover something new at Hanbury Hall

Hanbury Hall in the sunshine with visitors milling around the front

Explore this stunning William and Mary House this summer, as the autumn colours of the gardens reveal the house in all its glory.

After the long summer days the nights are drawing in and the House is preparing for the winter months. Although the house remains open all through the winter it undergoes slight changes to what it looks like during the summer.

As well as a daily cleaning routine, a rolling programme of deep cleaning takes place in the house throughout the year, from condition reports to hunting for signs of insect invasion.  Essential to the care of the building, furnishings and our collections, it is a central part of what we do to look after our places.

Conservation work on the chandelier in the Great Parlour
Conservation of an 18th century chandelier
Conservation work on the chandelier in the Great Parlour

This autumn will see the house open for tours from 11am and then free flow from 1pm with room guides roaming around the house to talk to you about the history of the house and the Vernon family who lived here. They have a wealth of knowledge on the magnificent Thornhill paintings on the main staircase of the house, the fabric bed in the Blue Bedroom and the many portraits and ceramics we have at Hanbury Hall.

Visitors on the Painted Staircase at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire
Visitors discovering the Painted Staircase in the Hall in country house at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire
Visitors on the Painted Staircase at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

On your visit you will see our busy conservation working around the house, whether they are cleaning silver and ceramics or hanging paintings they face the ongoing task of keeping Hanbury looking at it best. When they are working around the house, they will answer any questions you have and may even give you some top tips on getting the perfect shine on your dinner service at home...

Each drop and chain has to be carefully removed, cleaned and reattached.
Each drop and chain has to be carefully removed, cleaned and reattached.
Each drop and chain has to be carefully removed, cleaned and reattached.

 

Top things to see and do in the house:

  • View the magnificent Thornhill wall and ceiling paintings on the Great Staircase
  • Relax in the Ladies Parlour where you can play records on the gramophone
  • Tickle the ivories on the harpsichord shaped organ in the Main Hall
  • The fantastic views of the Parterre from the Hercules Bedroom
  • The beautifully-preserved ‘flying tester’ bed in the Blue Bedroom

 

Experience more

Why not take a tour around our stunning gardens? The tours are led by our knowledgeable garden guides and reveal what it takes to maintain the gardens at Hanbury. You can also learn about the medicinal value of the plants that we have in the gardens here at Hanbury. For more details ask at Visitor Reception upon arrival.

Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tickets can be collected from Visitor Reception upon arrival.