Washington Old Hall

Visitors in the Orchard at Washington Old Hall, Tyne & Wear

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

More about this place

Visit an exhibition at Washington Old Hall

Hallowe'en activities during October half-term

Washington Old Hall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Live willow sculpture day

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Get crafty this autumn and help us create a live willow sculpture in the Nuttery

Hallowe'en Half Term Holidays

Mon 23 Oct 2017
Come and join us for Hallowe'en half term, there are lots of activities for the whole family

Tricky tales trails

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Let your imagination run wild writing spooky stories with us this Hallowe'en. Follow the trail around our gardens and collect the clues to create your tales.

Nature Nuttery - Hold a scary beast

Fri 27 Oct 2017
Identify the critters lurking between the logs and hold a scary beastie

Sunderland Film Shorts - Fright Night Hallowe'en Screening

Tue 31 Oct 2017
Enjoy a spooky or sci-fi selection of short films brought to you by Sunderland shorts film festival, a great way to start your Halloween night.

November Crafty Wednesdays

Wed 08 Nov 2017
If you'd like a natural, homemade Christmas look no further than our Christmas craft workshops
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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

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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