Visiting Rainham Hall: what to expect

Families enjoying a visit to Rainham Hall

We've reopened Rainham Hall and our Community Gardens and look forward to welcoming you. In this article you'll find everything you need know and what to expect from your visit. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines where relevant and bring a face covering (unless you are exempt) should any indoor areas be busy and you would like to wear a covering.

Visiting

We have now reopened Rainham Hall and the Community Gardens. We recommend pre-booking your Hall tickets in advance and we ask you to please arrive in your time-slot.

You are encouraged to wear a face covering if its busy in our indoor areas. Please bring one with you (unless you are exempt). We look forward to welcoming you back.

Access for all

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now book a carers ticket at the time of booking, free of charge.

Book a ticket

Please pre-book your tickets for the Hall before you visit. Members and non-members can visit the Community Gardens for free (no need to book). Members will need to bring membership cards with them on the day.

When you book your visit, you will need to choose a one hour slot for the day you wish to visit. Opening times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am-4pm (with last entry at 3pm). Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 and under as they don’t need a ticket. House entry will be on the hour at: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Entry to the house is limited per timeslot. Please adhere to social distancing guidance where relevant.

New booking slots are released on a Friday for visits the following two weeks.

The timeslot that you choose is for your arrival time only. Please ensure that you arrive at the property within good time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we may not be able to guarantee your entry. If you are early, we may have to ask you to return at your allotted time.

Please head to the courtyard via the Broadway entrance as soon as you arrive to check in. If we do not know you are on-site, we may not be able to guarantee your entry.

 

Prices

Community Gardens: Free entry for all (no need to book).

Rainham Hall: Please pre-book your tickets online to visit the house. Free for NT members and under 5s. Admission fees apply to non-members. Adult: £5.00, Child: £2.50, Family: £12.50, One adult family with up to three 5-17 year olds: £7.50.

The Community Gardens and Rainham Hall

We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors back to the Community Gardens and Hall currently displaying our exhibition about the life of former 1960s tenant and Vogue photographer, Anthony Denney. The exhibition 'The Denney Edition: Celebrating an icon of C20th style' was made in collaboration with over 100 local partners, including students, artists and makers.

In the Garden during lockdown we encouraged wildlife in the gardens through ideas like 'no mow May', which resulted in a noticeable increase in insects and birds. Things may be a little more wild than before, but you'll spot plenty of life in the gardens.

Frequently asked questions

Can I bring a picnic?

You are welcome to enjoy a picnic on the lower lawn whilst being mindful of other visitors.

Are visitor toilets open?

Our main visitors toilets are open and located in the Stables building. Please ask a member of staff on arrival if you need any help locating the toilets.

Are the Stables Cafe and Brewhouse shop open?

Like so many other organisations, the National Trust has suffered significantly due to the Pandemic - over £200 million in lost income last year alone. Almost every aspect of our income has been affected due to the crisis.

To make the savings needed as a result of Covid, we have had to look at every area of the organisation. It is not financially viable to pay for staff, or to operate a retail or food outlet at some of our small properties and regrettably we have had to close the Stables Café and Brewhouse shop.

Our second hand Bookshop is now open in the Brewhouse.

Can I make a booking by speaking to the Rainham Hall team?

We are unable to make any bookings at the property as the booking system is being managed centrally. Please make your booking on our website, if you are unable to book online you can call our booking team on 0344 249 1895.

Can I book on the day of my visit?

All timeslots close ahead of time. Where space is available pre-booking may not always be necessary, however if you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

For more information

Please contact the property team via email rainhamhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Upcoming events

Come out and Play at Rainham Hall

Tue 26 Jul 2022
11:00-16:00
Come out and Play this summer with free family activities at Rainham Hall and Garden
Rainham Hall - Visitors in Denney's Library

The Denney Edition at Rainham Hall

An introduction to The Denney Edition, an innovative exhibition celebrating the life and career of influential photographer, designer, and former Rainham Hall resident, Anthony Denney.