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.

Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Re-opening the house

We're so pleased to be able to open the doors to the house once again and look forward to welcoming you back.

Face coverings are recommended in crowded areas, including the house, but not compulsory. At busier times there may be a short queue to enter. We don't have storage space, so please leave any large bags behind in your car. You’ll be asked to carry rucksacks on your front.

Our regular visitors may also notice some changes to our displays, including the removal of the audio guides, room folders and comment cards. If you have any questions, please do ask our room guides who will be very happy to help.

Zenti harpsichord at Hatchlands Park

The Cobbe Collection 

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 

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 

Explore 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 

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.

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.

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, Fridays and Sundays, from 12pm until 4pm.