Visit the house at Hatchlands

The Georgian house at Hatchlands was built in 1756, replacing a Tudor house on the estate. Inside you can explore six beautifully restored rooms, richly decorated with a family feel. There’s a chance to see some of Robert Adam’s earliest work, plus wonderful collections of paintings and a world class group of musical instruments brought together by our tenant Alec Cobbe. You can even discover hidden spaces beneath the house. We look forward to welcoming you between April and October.

Zenti harpsichord at Hatchlands Park

The Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands Park

This incredible collection of over 40 keyboard instruments is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Discover a few of the collection highlights, owned or played by some of history's greatest composers. A must see for music lovers.

A wall of paintings in the saloon at Hatchlands

Old Masters on display at Hatchlands Park

Glimpse some of the highlights from the Cobbe Collection of paintings on display throughout the house at Hatchlands Park. This group of Old Master Works was brought together in the 18th century and the collection continues to grow.

The drawing room at Hatchlands Park

A tour of the house at Hatchlands Park

Explore the six beautifully restored rooms on show at Hatchlands Park. Richly decorated with an eclectic, family feel, discover architectural details and the wonderful collections put together by our tenant Alec Cobbe.

The saloon at Hatchlands Park

Robert Adam at Hatchlands Park

Celebrated architect Robert Adam designed the interiors at Hatchlands, in his earliest country house commission. Much of the work that he did here can still be seen throughout the house.

Children in Georgian costumes at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Dress like a Georgian 

At Hatchlands we’ve taken the dressing up box a step further. Whenever our house is open, you can find specially designed, hand-made Georgian costumes for children to enjoy. Choose a role as the Gentleman, Lady, the Footman or Maid and get in touch with the fashions from the period our house was built.

The cellar lit by candles

Cellar tours at Hatchlands Park

Discover the previously unseen cellar spaces at Hatchlands Park. Take our guided tour and see how this unusual and hidden area of the building has been used over the years.

iphone showing the Hatchlands Park app

Download our app

You can now download our app, available for free on iOS from the App Store. Take a tour of the house and enjoy a little family history. You can hear from Alec Cobbe, the founder of the collection, on just what makes this group of instruments so special. Bring your visit to life with music from Chopin and Elgar, your only chance to hear these instruments played without attending a concert.

Visitors listening to audioguides

Audioguides

If you’re not able to download the app then you can pick up an audioguide from the house entrance. You can hear audio snapshots on each of the rooms and the families that used to live here, as well as information about the Cobbe Collection from our tenant Alec Cobbe. The basic guide lasts around 45 minutes and is available for just £2 from the house entrance.

A still life painting of flowers

Our collections

Our house is a family home so many of our objects are out on loan to other places. For rarely seen items, including some not on display, take a look at our highlights page in the national inventory of collections.

The house and garden at Hatchlands

Opening times

The mansion at Hatchlands is a family home to our tenant, Alec Cobbe. Our limited opening hours reflect this, allowing Mr Cobbe some privacy while still giving you an opportunity to glimpse the collections he's assembled. You can visit the house on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, from 2pm until 5pm between April and October.