Seaton Delaval Hall

The Central Hall

Important notice -

The gardens and cafe kiosk at Seaton Delaval Hall are open. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. 

A place of great theatre and drama

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Seaton Delaval Hall

What's on

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Seaton Delaval Hall (24 Sept - 27 Sept)

Fri 25 Sep 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Seaton Delaval Hall.

Please book ahead before visiting

The gardens (including the new South East Gardens) and catering kiosk at Seaton Delaval Hall will reopen from 23 July and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Two women walk in the woods at Wallington in autumn

Autumn in the North East  

Autumn is the season when nature puts on its greatest show. It’s the perfect time of the year to pull on your wellies and explore the North East. Here are our top 9 things to do this autumn.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Our work

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The Curtain Rises project at Seaton Delaval Hall

A £7.5 million project is underway at Seaton Delaval Hall, which will see repair and conservation work carried out across the hall and estate. We've been awarded £3.7million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to bring new life to Seaton Delaval Hall for visitors and the community and put the drama back into Northumberland’s most flamboyant ‘party’ house. Our most ambitious conservation project to date, the work will take us until 2021 to complete.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Eating

A member of staff serving a cup of coffee

Grab a bite to eat

Our catering kiosk is reopening and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Seaton Delaval Hall

History

Details of three portraits

Addressing the National Trust's colonial links 

Seaton Delaval Hall, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, has direct links to colonialism. Learn more about what we are doing to address the histories of slavery and colonialism at our places.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Things to see and do

Church of Our Lady at Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

The Wagonway walk 

This walk around Seaton Delaval incorporates local points of interest via the Old Wagonway to the south - providing magnificent views - as well as historical facts about the Delavals.

Seaton Delaval Hall south front and obelisk

The Holywell and Sluice walk 

Opt for the long version (5.75 miles) or a shortened one (4.5 miles) to venture around the wider estate of Seaton Delaval Hall taking in local points of interest along the way.

The Cut at Seaton Sluice

The Holywell Dene and Old Hartley walk 

Enjoy a five mile self-guided walk, roughly three hours, around Holywell Dene and Old Hartley and experience the history of the local area, the Delaval family and Seaton Delaval Hall.

Lysdon Farm

The country and coast walk 

Immerse yourself in history as you pass the site of the Hester Pit, where 204 men and boys were tragically killed in 1862, and head towards the coast before returning to Seaton Delaval Hall.

Pit tub near Seaton Delaval Hall

Crops, Coal and Seaton Delaval Village(s) 

A moderate 6-mile walk around the land used for agriculture and mining by the Delaval family since the 11th century.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Learning

View of North Front entrance of Seaton Delaval Hall

A different way to learn 

Discover the stories of those who once called Seaton Delaval Hall home. Explore the basement, visit the Central Hall and learn about the gay Delavals using one of our educational packs.

Seaton Delaval Hall

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Seaton Delaval Hall on the National Trust Collections website