Washington Old Hall

Visitors in the gardens

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

Summer holiday fun

George Washington painting

From Wessington to Washington 

William de Hertburn had no idea that his new name 'de Wessington' would make history and even become one of the most powerful cities in the world. Read on to find out why and visit The Washington Room to discover the story of the first President of the United States, George Washington.

Visit an exhibition and discover history

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Summer Holiday Fun

Sat 18 Aug 2018
Keep your little explorers busy all summer long. Here, we've got nature to discover, craft activities, garden games and plenty of '50 Things to Do Before You're 11 ¾' tasks.

The Importance of being Earnest by The Pantaloons

Fri 24 Aug 2018
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn't exist. Or does he...?

Sunderland Film Shorts - Comedies

Thu 13 Sep 2018
Join us for our 3rd Sunderland Film Shorts screening in the great hall. Enjoy a hand selected choice of this year's best comedies.

Heritage Open Days

Fri 14 Sep 2018
On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September Washington Old Hall will join the national festival, Heritage Open Days. You can join us for free to step back in history.

October half-term holidays

Mon 22 Oct 2018
There will be an activity on every day of October half-term, perfect for celebrating Hallowe'en.
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Visitors at the cafe

Eating at Washington Old Hall 

At Washington Old Hall cafe you can choose from a range of freshly made food - including gluten-free options - and relax within peaceful surroundings. Tucked away within the gardens, there is a small outdoor courtyard with seating or you can opt to sit indoors.

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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