Group visits to Rainham Hall

Group visits to Rainham Hall

You'll find all the information you need here about bringing a group to visit Rainham Hall.

Rainham Hall is one of several smaller National Trust properties located in London, and we welcome small groups to visit during our normal opening hours.

Group visit information

Please note we can only accommodate groups of up to 15 people at any one time inside the Hall. If you're interested in bringing a larger group (to a maximum of 30 people) then we ask you to split your party into two to enable staggered Hall entry. A visit to the Hall takes around 40 minutes, and you'll need additional time to enjoy the our Stables Café and Gardens.

Please note the Hall is currently closed for winter conservation cleaning and will re-open on Saturday 10 February 2018 on Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am-4pm until 31 December 2018 (closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Booking in advance is essential for groups between 15-30 people. To enquire about visiting on your chosen date please email: rainhamhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Our standard Gift Aid entry is £6.60 per adult, any groups over 15 qualify for the group rate of £5.70 per person. National Trust members enter for free.

Please note that we do not have a car park so we will not be able to provide coach parking, but we are more than happy to provide advice on nearby options and public transport links to Rainham Hall.

Things to see and do

Our new exhibition, Remembering the Day Nursery at Rainham Hall, is about the era when the building was used as a day nursery for local children between 1943-1954. The exhibition covers three floors of the Hall, featuring engaging displays and installations. 

Surrounded by a contrasting landscape of big skies, industry, and marshland, our Community Gardens are an oasis in the heart of Rainham. Take a stroll about the gardens and enjoy this haven for urban wildlife.

Catering packages for groups

Our Stables Café is open Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am-5pm, offering delicious coffees and teas, a selection of cold drinks, cakes, sweet treats, and light lunches served between 12-2pm. However, if you're bringing a group we strongly recommend pre-booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

We offer a range of special catering packages for groups. Please note that for larger parties we may not be able to accommodate you all in our Stables Cafe, but for just a small additional fee of £30 per hour (or £1 per person for a group of 30) why not book our beautiful Hayloft space to enjoy your refreshments? All group catering orders including use of our Hayloft must be booked in advance. To enquire and book please email our Cafe Manager: emma.champness@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Our packages include:

Afternoon tea: £15 per person

Our afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked fruit scones served with jam and clotted cream, along with a range of sweet treats and unlimited tea, all served to you on beautiful vintage china. Bookings required 2 weeks in advance.

Cream tea: £4.95 per person

Homemade fruit scone served with clotted cream, jam and a pot of tea for one.

Sandwich Lunch: £7.50 per person

This comprises of a selection of freshly made sandwiches (gammon ham and tomato, cheese and chutney, tuna mayonnaise and cucumber, egg mayonnaise and cress), crisps, fresh fruit platter, and brownie or flapjack squares. Minimum size group of 8.