Visiting Springhill: What you need to know

Front view of Springhill House

Springhill House continues to share its welcoming charm every Sunday throughout September and October. Visitors can now enjoy a ground floor, self-guided tour of what has been described as 'one of the prettiest houses in Ulster'.

Step inside this picturesque plantation house to discover a much-loved family home with portraits, furniture and decorative arts. Enjoy walking around the wider estate with stunning Sperrin views. Families will enjoy the new natural play trail with fun activities to engage eager young minds. Pack a picnic for your busy day of exploring.

Things may seem a little different as we have measures in place to enable us to open safely. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Before setting out

In line with government guidance, you will be required to wear a facemask in indoor areas. Please bring one with you.

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?

The main car park with accessible parking, visitor reception and the ground floor of Springhill House are open every Sunday throughout September and October.

You can book your entry time to the house at the visitor reception area. House tours will be operated on a self-guided basis and the tour follows a path through the ground floor only. Following NI Executive guidelines and given the capacity of some of the rooms in Springhill House, we are having to limit the number of visitors in the house at one time. You will need to wear a mask for the tour unless you are exempt. 

The bookshop is also open for you to browse. We also have an accessible toilet with baby change facilities which include sinks for hand washing.

Come to Springhill and discover the vast array of books we have on show
Visit the library at Springhill
Come to Springhill and discover the vast array of books we have on show

What's different?

Sadly, we’re not able to open everything at once. There are no catering facilities on site, but picnics are very welcome. Picnic tables are available in various areas. Please help us spend less on wastage removal by taking your litter home with you. 

Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. Our staff and volunteers will also be on hand to guide you. 

Children must be supervised at all times.

Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a lead at all times.

Above all, enjoy your visit!

We are delighted to welcome you back. We are so thankful for your support as we work through these unprecedented times and gradual transition. Your support continues to care for this special place, for everyone, for ever.