Renishaw Hall is rightly celebrated for its stunning Italianate gardens, laid out in 1895 by Sir George Sitwell (1860 - 1943), great-grandfather of Alexandra Sitwell, the current owner. The gardens boast several "rooms" each with their own names such as the ball room and secret garden, which house species of hellebores, delphiniums and camellias among many others.
The Hall is beautifully decorated by generations of Sitwell's yet visitors will still find evidence of the Hall as a modern family home.
Visit our galleries, museums, shop and cafe for a truly enjoyable day out!
Museum, Gallery, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
Open 30th March - 30th September 2012
Wed-Sun and bank holiday mon
Closed: End of September to Easter. (open in December for Christmas)
Gardens,Museum and Galleries. Adults £6.00. Concessions £5.00. Child £3.00. Family £15.00.
Tours for the house and garden when available, £6.00 plus admission.
Tours are available of the house on friday at 12.30 and 14.30
Museum & Galleries at Renishaw Hall
The Sitwell family knew many of the most prominent literary and artistic figures of the twentieth century. Osbert Sitwell in particular was active in commissioning and collecting modern works of art. And of course they were at the heart of literary life in London and elsewhere. The Museum and the Galleries in the stables enable visitors to see a rich variety of material and exhibits from the Sitwell archives and collections
The twentieth century gallery includes memorabilia, photographs and literature taken from the Sitwell collection of twentieth century objects. The gallery links and focuses upon the objects and art of the literary trio, Osbert, Sacheverell and Dame Edith.
Exhibition gallery at Renishaw Hall in 2011
Hortus Sitwelliana: The Making of the Gardens of Renishaw. A history from Sir George to the present day, the evolution of the garden, its influences and inspiration
Social History, Photography, Personalities, Performing Arts, Music, Literature, Industry, Fine Art, Film and Media, Costume and Textiles
Key artists and exhibits
- John Piper was one of the greatest English painters
- of the 20th century and painted many images of Renishaw which can often be found on display.