Discover something new at Hanbury Hall

Early Morning Light at Hanbury Hall

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

After the last of the warm autumn sunshine ends the nights draw in and the House is settling down 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 winter will see the house open for free flow from 11am 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 a very 80's Christmaaas!

This winter will see the return of Hanbury's award winning 'It's Christmaaas!' which will see the house decorated in the style of a 70s and 80's Christmas. This will include a your favourite 70's and 80's music hits, a Del-boy bar serving Babycham and Snowballs, your favourite Christmas specials on the TV and a selection of the eras best film posters. There's something for everyone this Christmas. Father Christmas will even be joining us for the party when he's not busy organising the elves. 

Christmas runs from the 1st Decmeber all the way through until the 6th December, and the house will be open from 11am until 3pm.