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 lighter days reveal the house in all its glory.

After the hard work of conservation cleaning over the winter months, the house at Hanbury is now ready for the summer season. 

As well as a daily cleaning routine, a rolling programme of deep cleaning takes place in the house every winter, 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

However, as the summer season gets underway, it is time to re-open the rooms on the first floor for all to see.

Guided tours are available most mornings, led by our team of knowledgeable guides.  Refreshed for 2018, take a trip through time and find out more about Hanbury, the Vernon family, and community of servants who lived and worked at the 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

Or discover the house at your own pace in the afternoon, when the house is open for free-flow. Highlights include the striking dining room which is home to a large collection of family portraits as well as the family silver, and the family’s collection of books in the Great Parlour. 

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 make time for a visit to the Chambers Tea Room? Located on the first floor of the house, enjoy an afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes, loose-leaf teas and more, all served to you at the table.

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And click here to find out more about upcoming events at Hanbury Hall and Gardens.

 

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