Seaton Delaval Hall

The Central Hall

Important notice -

To avoid disappointment please book your visit to Seaton Delaval Hall in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

A place of great theatre and drama

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Seaton Delaval Hall

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The gardens, Delaval Playdium (play area) and café kiosk at Seaton Delaval Hall are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday, and you can book your tickets until 3pm the day before you visit.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Seaton Delaval Hall (26 Nov - 29 Nov)

Fri 27 Nov 2020
10:00-10:30
Book your timed entry to visit Seaton Delaval Hall.
Seaton Delaval Hall

Our work

Seaton Delaval Hall Northumberland

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 open and 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

Andrew Soulsby playing a harpsichord in the Central Hall at Seaton Delaval Hall

Music for Pleasure & Passion 

The Delavals had a reputation as entertainers and were passionate about the theatre and great patrons of the arts. Classical musician Andrew Soulsby pays tribute to the Delaval's love of theatre and music with a programme of harpsichord music by some of the finest eighteenth century composers. Watch as this grand space is once again filled with a music and festivity.

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.

17th century Holywell Bridge

Holywell Pond, Village and Dene  

The Delaval family was granted land in south east Northumberland at the end of the 11th century. The family name changed in 1814 when the estate passed through the female line to Sir Jacob Astley. His son and heir became Lord Hastings. The estate was largely agricultural land but coal was mined here by 1291 up to 1960. This walk takes in reminders of both agricultural and coal industries, as well as wooded parkland.

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