Visiting Kedleston this season
Find out what to expect from your visit to Kedleston and plan a great day out this Autumn.
The parkland, garden and toilets are open daily from 9.30am-5pm. Last entry is 4.15pm.
The restaurant is currently closed due to staff shortages. However the refreshment kiosks are open daily from 10am-4pm. There is plenty of outdoor seating available.
The shop is open Thursday-Monday only from 10am-4pm and the hall is open Friday - Monday only from 11am – 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm.) The museum remains closed. The treasured Peacock dress will be on display between the end of September 2021 and Christmas, before being taken down to 'rest' ensuring it will be around for future generations to enjoy.
Please read further guidance below if you're planning to visit the hall or shop this summer.
How to visit
You no longer need to book your visit to Kedleston Hall – the gates are open from 9.30am every day, so you can arrive at any time without booking. Please be aware that our quieter times are weekday afternoons and that the whole site closes at 5pm. Entry is free for members, but please bring all membership cards with you. Non-members are required to pay an admission fee (please check prices for full details.)
Following government guidance, we've lifted social distancing rules and other Covid restrictions in England. 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.
Exploring the hall
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. Some rooms and areas in the hall remain closed (including the museum) indefinitely due to volunteering and staffing levels. We expect weekends to be busier than weekdays.
Exploring the park and garden
There are over 800 acres of outdoor space for you to explore at Kedleston, with plenty of views to enjoy. We recommend you download a copy here showing the 4 suggested walk routes or take a picture of the map on site on arrival.
Please note, the walk routes in the leaflet are not fully accessible and include slopes, steps, a footbridge and livestock gates. There is easy and level access to the garden through the double gates near the visitor reception building. Cycling is not permitted within the parkland or the walk routes. You are welcome to travel to Kedleston by bicycle, there is designated cycle parking in the main visitor car park.
Please refer to the updated access statement available on the website for full details of access around the site.
Visiting the shop
The shop is now open (Thursday-Monday only.) Find out how to access it and what is on offer.
Bringing a dog?
Dogs are welcome in all outdoor areas at Kedleston. You’ll find water bowls available and dog waste bins along the short/long walk routes.