Reopening the Hall at Hardwick

The Elizabethan Hall at Hardwick has now reopened. Discover here everything you need to know for your visit.

  • The hall will be open between 11am – 3.30pm.
  • Initially we will only be opening the Elizabethan floor and the ground floor, the second floor will not be open.
  • For track and trace we will be required to either scan your membership card, for you to scan the NHS track and trace QR code on your phone or take some details.
  • Face coverings are recommended in enclosed crowded areas

We can’t wait to welcome you back safely to explore and enjoy the fascinating history and collections in the magnificent Hall. 

See Bess's processional route, open from 17 May

Download the PDF to see the route when we reopen the Hall.

Reopening the Hall (PDF / 0.3876953125MB) download

Launching our new pin badge

As we reopen the Hall, we are excited to be launching the new Hardwick pin badge.

Hardwick pin badge
Hardwick pin badge
Hardwick pin badge

Hardwick Hall occupies a lofty and exposed position; built of soft local sandstone, wind and water take their toll. Currently in year 5 of a 10 year project, this phase of work is costing £300,000 and is the work on the West Loggia, also known as the colonnade on the front of the Hall. Work has recently and is currently being done to the roof, the ceiling and these iconic Hardwick columns including new collars made by Hardwick stonemasons. We are fortunate to have received vital funding from DCMS.

With 5 more years left in this project, we have launched a pin badge to further support our fundraising efforts. The pin badge is a little miniature of the front of the Hall and you can even see a tiny ‘ES’ which adorns the top of the Hall. Purchase your on your next visit to Hardwick.