Washington Old Hall

view of the hall from the parterre

Important notice -

Washington Old Hall is closed until 15th Feb

Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA

Objects on the kitchen table

Head to the ground floor and visit the year 1662 

Join us in 1662. William James had just died, an inventory was made of the contents of the Hall. You can see the inventory as well as objects that are listed. It means we have a clear understanding of what life would have been like for the people living in the Hall during this time.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

February half term family fun

Mon 17 Feb 2020
We're open in time for February half term so come and join us every day of the school holidays for fun, family activities.

Easter holiday family fun

Mon 06 Apr 2020
We've got lots of family fun activities planned for during the Easter holidays.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 10 Apr 2020
Bunny has been making his way around the North East and has been spotted in the gardens here too. What do you think he has been up to?

Dawn Chorus

Sun 03 May 2020
Join us for an early morning stroll around the gardens at Washington Old Hall to hear the dawn chorus sing its song.

Mendick and Watson Art Installation

Sat 16 May 2020
Step inside the hall to see something you have never seen before. Inspired by Fred Hill and local stories, artists Lindsey Mendick and Dominic Watson have created a sensational art installation

May half term

Mon 25 May 2020
Add a spring to your step during May half term with lots of fun activities in the Nuttery
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Our work

Two fire hearths

Washington Old Hall is a venue for arts project 

This year, we're thrilled to be taking part in Meeting Point's programme, an Arts Council England funded scheme, which will see a piece of contemporary art at Washington Old Hall. While we're not sure what this could look like yet, you can keep checking back for more news.

Meet the artists

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Our work

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Internal of George Washington room

Visit Washington Old Hall with your group 

Looking to visit with a group? You can discover history spanning hundreds of years, as well enjoy a meander around the gardens and relax in the cafe with a cuppa.

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Art and collections

Our collections

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