Kirby Hall - English Heritage

Kirby Hall - English Heritage
NN17 3EN




01536 203230

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses earlier owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Although this vast mansion is partly roofless, the walls show the exceptionally rich decoration that proclaims that its successive owners were always in the forefront of new ideas about architecture and design. The Great Hall and state rooms remain intact, refitted and redecorated to authentic 17th and 18th century specifications. Take time to wander around the recently restored great gardens with their elaborate ‘cutwork’ design complete with statues and urns.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Library, Archive

Opening hours

1-31 Oct Thu-Mon 10am-5pm, 1 Nov - 31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

Admission charges



  • English Heritage

Collection details

Literature, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 23 August 2014 From 6:45pm *on now

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and raucous travelling players. Picnic with family and friends in the magical surroundings of Kirby Hall for the perfect evening of theatre under the stars.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm). Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.


Kirby Hall Guided Tour

  • 31 August 2014 3-4pm

Join us as we guide you around the spectacular Kirby Hall - one of England's greatest Elizabethan houses. Find out more about the house and gardens as we unveil the history of the gorgeous grounds and the people who lived here.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Please call Kirby Hall on 01536 203230 to book your place in advance. There is no additional charge for the tour, but please note that site admission price still applies.