The hall at Kedleston

one of kedleston's restored mermaid sofas

The hall at Kedleston is now open (Friday-Monday only.) Find out what you need to know for your visit.

We are delighted to open part of the state floor (first floor) of Kedleston Hall on Friday - Monday from 11am – 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm.

The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness, and face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas.

  • If you would like to visit the hall, please make your way to the front of the hall where volunteers will greet you and let you know the expected queue time (if the hall is already at capacity.) 
  • All visitors wishing to go into the hall should be ready to wear a face covering when entering the hall.
  • To keep you safe there is a one-way route through the hall and hand sanitising gel is available on entry and exit. Please make use of the handrails on the staircases.
  • There is a maximum capacity of 40 visitors inside the hall, therefore it may not be possible for everyone to access the hall during their visit. We expect weekends to be busier than weekdays.

At this time, a limited number of rooms on the first floor are open to visitors (due to volunteering/staffing levels) and are accessible by stairs only. The rooms open include the marble hall, saloon, library, drawing room and music room. This route should take between 20 - 35 minutes.

Please be aware the museum remains closed. The exquisitely handcrafted Peacock Dress is due to go on display between the end of September 2021 and Christmas, until it is taken down to 'rest' which will ensure it will be around for future generations to enjoy. 

A view of the river and bridge and hall at Kedleston, Derbyshire

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