What to expect when visiting Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall Drawing Room

We're look forward to welcoming visitors back to Ormesby Hall. In this article you'll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Arrival and parking 

There is free parking onsite. If you are arriving by car please use Ladgate Lane TS3 OSR

Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. At this time, we’re unable to welcome caravans and coaches.

Staying safe

Please be kind as we all find our way back to normality. You’ll find sanitising points across the site, and sinks for hand washing can be found in the toilets in the courtyard. Please refrain from touching whilst in the house as we are unable to sanitise many of the historical surfaces without causing damage. 

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.

What's open? 

  • There is no need to book to visit Ormesby Hall
  • The parkland is open every day for walking.
  • The house is open, 10,30-4
  • Model railway collection, 10,30-4
  • Stables courtyard
  • The garden and natural play area are open. 
  • Second-hand bookshop
  • Cafe is open for drinks and snacks with indoor and outdoor seating, 10.30am - 4pm. Card payments preferred. 
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities are available in the outer courtyard. 

Visiting the house

We're very pleased to be welcoming you back into the house.The house will be open 10.30am - 4pm during open days.

Welcoming you in the house will be some National Trust volunteers to help guide you and give you brief stories of the Pennyman family and collections. You will be able to explore some of the furnished rooms. 


There are designated mobility parking spaces in the overflow car park and an adapted toilet in the toilet block. The garden has gravel grass and bark chip paths. There are some uneven areas, but access to most parts of the garden is possible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The first floor in the house is accessed by stairs only and may not be suitable for wheelchairs. 

Bringing a dog

Dogs on leads welcome in the garden and parkland. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.