Washington Old Hall

A view across Top garden towards the Nuttery with summer flowers in the foreground

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

A family browsing the Hall

Discover the hall 

Venture into this grand manor house and step back in time. The hall is most likely best known for being the ancestral home of George Washington since it was from right here in the North East that the Washington family (previously Hartburn family) took their name at the end of the 12th-century. Who knew?!

Washington Old Hall

What's on 

Upcoming events

Summer Holiday Fun

Mon 24 Jul 2017
Keep your little explorers busy all summer long, we've got nature to discover, craft activities, garden games and plenty of 50 Things to Do Before You're 11 3/4.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tue 08 Aug 2017
Bring a picnic and something to sit on and join us in the Nuttery, our wildflower nut orchard for an unforgettable evening of open air garden theatre. A Midsummer Night's Dream preformed by The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons.

Martin Stephenson

Sat 19 Aug 2017
We are very excited to anounce Martin Stephenson will be playing live in our Nuttery on this late summer evening.

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

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.
Washington Old Hall

Our work

Birds looking at each other by the pond Washington Old Hall

Unearth our wildlife 

Find our more about the wildlife conservation work we're doing at the hall and how you can get involved.

Washington Old Hall

Get involved

Washington Old Hall


Two children inspecting their pond dipping catch

A different way to learn 

Discover the range of learning experiences and activities we can offer your education group.