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Group visits to Hanbury Hall

A group of people walking and laughing together at Lyme Park in Cheshire
Visit Lyme Park in Cheshire together | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Whether visiting for the day or just a few hours, Hanbury Hall is the perfect place for a group trip. The house and garden offer a glimpse into life at the turn of the 18th century; see the original wall paintings by Sir James Thornhill, the faithfully re-created formal gardens originally designed by George London, and the productive Orangery, Orchard and Walled Garden. There’s something for everybody at Hanbury Hall.

Group visits

Hanbury Hall welcomes group visits throughout the year, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holiday weekends and event days. Discounted rates are available for any non-members in pre-booked groups of more than 15 people.

All groups should book in advance, including smaller groups arriving by coach or minibus, in order to guarantee entry and a coach parking space.

Planning your visit

  • Your group can arrive from 10am.
  • Hanbury is open all year round with plenty to see even in the winter months.
  • Your visit will be self-guided. Our friendly and experienced hosts will be happy to answer any questions on your way round the house.
  • We’re unable to offer bespoke tours at the moment.
  • PMV and wheelchairs can be hired, subject to availability, by calling the office on 01527 821214 no later than 3pm the day before your visit.
  • Accessible toilet facilities can be found in the Stableyard and Courtyard Kitchen.
Two visitors walk up the staircase at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire with the James Thornhill wall paintings seen behind.
See the impressive James Thornhill wall paintings | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Catering for your group

The Courtyard Kitchen is open daily, 10am-4pm serving a range of delicious hot meals, cakes, hot and cold drinks. The Stables Café is also open daily 9.30am-4.30pm for lighter bites. We ask that larger groups stagger their lunch times to reduce queues for everyone’s comfort.

You are welcome to bring picnics with you when you visit. There are benches throughout the garden and nearly 400 acres of parkland for you to enjoy your picnic in.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Get in touch about bringing a group to Hanbury Hall

If you would like to book a group visit please email the team on and someone will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange your visit.

The Parterre in July at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.