Hatchlands Park

Drainage improvement projects 

We’re undertaking several large projects to improve the facilities for visitors to Hatchlands Park. This means that some sections of the park and garden close to the house will be closed to visitors in the short term. Find out where you can and can't access currently.

Hatchlands Park

What's on

Upcoming events

May half-term fun

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-16:00
Explore Hatchlands Park this half term. Pick up a free butterfly spotting sheet and see how many you can find fluttering in the meadow. Enjoy a trail through the house and then relax on the lawn or explore the natural play area.

Bat walk at Hatchlands Park

Wed 01 Jun 2022
19:30-21:30
Join us at dusk for a guided walk around the park in search of some of our bat population. We'll lend you a bat detector so that you can hear, and maybe even see, some of the 9 species that live here.

Bat walk at Hatchlands Park

Fri 10 Jun 2022
20:45-22:30
Join us at dusk for a guided walk around the park in search of some of our bat population. We'll lend you a bat detector so that you can hear, and maybe even see, some of the 9 species that live here.

Unceasing Affection - A Story of Love and Loss

Tue 14 Jun 2022
12:00-16:00
Discover the story of Thomas Alexander Champion Cobbe and his wife Nuzzeer Khan, in this new display in the house. From 14th June until 16th October, Sunday - Friday.

House Proud

Sat 25 Jun 2022
18:30-22:00
Join us for House Proud, a celebration of LGBTQ+ history in one historic house.

The Lord Chamberlain's Men presents 'As You Like It' at Hatchlands Park

Sun 31 Jul 2022
19:00-21:00
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men - with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself - invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It, on the lawn at Hatchlands Park.
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Eating and shopping

Hatchlands Park

History 

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Art and collections

A few of our favourite things

Marie Antoinette's Square Piano by Sébastien Erard (1752-1831) at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Square pianoforte

This beautiful Erard square pianoforte was made in 1786-7 for Queen Marie Antoinette and has been chosen by our Room Guide, Jim, as his favourite instrument in the Cobbe Collection. It was brought to England by William Waldorf Astor in the early 20th century and kept at Hever Castle where it survived a major flood in 1968.

A Courtyard in Venice with a Man and Woman Dancing by the circle of Canaletto

A courtyard in Venice

One of our Room Guides, Inger, picked this little oil painting called A Courtyard in Venice with a Man and Woman Dancing by the circle of Canaletto as her favourite collection item. It hangs in the Drawing Room and dates from the early to mid-18th century. Inger says, ‘This painting shows me, what real life was once like in this lovely Italian city.’

Close view of a caryatid on the chimneypiece in the Saloon at Hatchlands Park, Surrey.

Saloon chimneypiece

Avril chose the caryatid chimneypiece in the Saloon. It was carved in 1758-1760 by the celebrated master sculptor, Michael Rysbrack. The two figures represent Night and Day. On the right-hand side, Night has her eyes closed while Day’s remain open as Aurora, the winged goddess of Dawn, rushes between them.

Our collection

As much of the collection is still privately owned, we are unable to publish full inventory details, but you can explore some of the highlights from the objects we care for on the National Trust Collections website.