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!
Historic house or home, Museum
The 2014 season is from March 29th to September 28th.
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank holiday Mondays 10.30am till 4.30pm
The Hall can be viewed by guided tour only. The Hall is open to the public every Friday during the season at 1pm and 2.30pm. During August the Hall is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 2.30pm.
Hall tours for groups are available most days throughout the season –booking required
Concessions (over 60) £5.50
Children £3 (under 5’s free)
Free entry for RHS and HHA members with valid card shown on entry
Derbyshire Gold card 2 for 1 entry
The price of the Guided Hall Tour includes museum and gardens entry.
Concessions (over 60) £11.75
RHS and HHA members £6.25 with free gardens and museum entry.
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.
Christmas Hall Tours
- 9 December 2015 1-2pm, 2:30-3:30pm
- 12 December 2015 1-2pm, 2:30-3:30pm
- 13 December 2015 1-2pm, 2:30-3:30pm
- 16 December 2015 1-2pm, 2:30-3:30pm
A rare opportunity to see Renishaw Hall decorated for Christmas and to explore the rich cultural heritage of Renishaw and the Sitwell family who have resided here for over 400 years.
Private groups of between 20 and 56 people are also being taken between Wednesday 9th and Wednesday 16th December.
- Any age
Adult - £12.75
Concession - £11.75
Youth (5-18) - £9.25
Discounts available for RHS/HHA/Derbyshire Gold Card members