Washington Old Hall

The seventeenth-century manor house, Washington Old Hall, Tyne & Wear

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

Child in wellies choosing gardening gloves by a strawberry bed

Visiting Washington Old Hall 

On Saturday 10 February we will re-open, just in time for February half-term. Join us for family activities every day of the school holidays including investigating what you can find in a pond, as well as how to make one. In the Hall there will be a new exhibition and you can relax with a cuppa in the cafe.

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What's on 

Upcoming events

NATURE NUTTERY - No.35 Discover what's in a pond

Mon 12 Feb 2018
Join us for free activities every day of the school holidays as we get ready for Spring

February half-term family fun

Mon 12 Feb 2018
For the first time, we're open for February half-term. Join us every day of the school holidays for fun, family activities.

Plant It, Grow It, Eat It!

Tue 13 Feb 2018
Pot up your own plant to take home, grow then eat! You can also make a Willow garden obelisk for your plant to grow up - small charge applies

Wild Willow Crafts - Birdfeeder

Wed 14 Feb 2018
Make a willow bird feeder and see what birds come to your garden in the Spring!

Tracks and trails

Thu 15 Feb 2018
Lets go exploring nature, become a nature detective and explore the gardens looking for animal tracks. What will you identify?

Create some wild art - Pinecone feeder

Fri 16 Feb 2018
Have some sticky fun and discover how to use pine cones, seeds and suet to create simple hanging bird feeders
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Coffee and cake after a good walk

Relax at Washington Old Hall cafe

While the cafe is a little on the small side, what we can do is offer an idyllic place to relax with friends and family. At Washington Old Hall cafe there are hot or cold drinks available and you might wish to indulge in a treat or two, such as a scone or slice of cake. Autumn time can be superb for watching nature at work too.

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Our work

Washington Old Hall


A child writing on paper

A different way to learn 

Take a step back in time to learn all about history. Here at Washington Old Hall, the learning programme focuses on medieval times, mainly the 17th-century and the early 20th-century. There is a range of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, all helping deliver National Curriculum subjects including history and the environment.

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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