Hall Place and Gardens

Hall Place and Gardens, Bexley. A stone flint tudor building with a red brick Stuart extention set within the carved chess piece topiary trees.
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Sitting on the banks of the River Cray, Hall Place was once the country residence of Sir John Champneys, a successful merchant and former Lord Mayor of London. Today you can imagine genteel life in Tudor times as you explore the 500-year-old historic house or take a stroll in the spectacular gardens. Throughout the year, exciting exhibitions and events make Hall Place the perfect destination for all the family.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

The house, visitor centre, Stables Gallery and Riverside Café are open daily from 10am to 5pm, last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Gardens open daily, 9am to dusk. Glasshouses open 10am to 4.30pm.

Admission charges

Adults £8, under-16s/concessions £6, family £24 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Includes entrance to exhibition. If you Gift Aid your ticket, it will be valid for unlimited repeat visits within a 12-month period. You do not need a ticket for the garden, visitor centre or café. Admission is free with National Art Pass. National Trust members receive half price admission (not valid for group bookings or with any other offers). Pre-booked guided tours for groups available all year round. £7.50 each, minimum of 12 people. Refreshments available.

Discounts

  • National Trust
  • National Art Pass
Getting there

If you are visiting Hall Place by car we are situated just off the A2, 10 minutes from M25 (J2), 15 minutes from M20 (J1), parking available. To reach us by train the nearest station is Bexley Station which is just 15 minutes walk away. If you wish to take the bus, local services include 229, 492, 132 and B12. Hall Place is fully accessible by foot and by bike with several footpaths and bike lanes leading to the house. Bike racks available.

Additional info

The house, visitor centre, Stables Gallery, Riverside Café and glasshouses are accessible to wheelchair users. There are a limited number of hard standing paths through the formal gardens. Disabled parking bays and toilet facilities available. Assistance dogs welcome. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available to use, courtesy of the Bexley Association of Disabled People, advance booking is required.

For more information, please contact us on:

01322 526574
info@hallplace.org.uk
www.hallplace.org.uk
www.facebook.com/hallplace
Twitter@bexleyheritage

Local social history and archaeology.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • A year long programme of temporary art and history exhibitions.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Butterfly Jungles Experience & Plant Centre

  • 25 November 2014 — 23 December 2015 *on now

In the Butterfly Jungles Experience visitors will be able to walk amongst stunning free flying butterflies from around the world in a rainforest environment full to the brim with beautiful exotic flowers. All stages of the butterfly’s incredible life cycle can be observed at first from egg laying, fascinating caterpillars and incredible pupae from which visitors will be able to see the adult butterflies hatch and dry their wings. There will be feeding stations where visitors can observe fruit feeding species. A butterfly expert will also be on hand to explain all. Open in the glasshouses daily, 10am – 4pm. £4 adults, £3 children. No need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

£4 adults, £3 children.

Website

http://www.hallplace.org.uk

Butterfly Jungles Experience and Plant Centre

  • 1 February — 23 December 2015 *on now

In the Butterfly Jungles Experience visitors will be able to walk amongst stunning free flying butterflies from around the world in a rainforest environment full to the brim with beautiful exotic flowers. All stages of the butterfly’s incredible life cycle can be observed at first from egg laying, fascinating caterpillars and incredible pupae from which visitors will be able to see the adult butterflies hatch and dry their wings. There will be feeding stations where visitors can observe fruit feeding species. A butterfly expert will also be on hand to explain all. Open in the glasshouses daily, 10am – 4pm. £4 adults, £3 children. No need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4 adults, £3 children.

Website

http://www.hallplace.org.uk

All About Owls

  • 18 February — 16 November 2015 *on now

If you visit Hall Place you’ll be able to meet captive owls and even get the chance to hold one. Meet Jambs Owls and their visitor-friendly barn owls, eagle owls and other species. Hear how the owls survive in the wild, what they like to eat and even learn about their nocturnal habits. The owls can be seen from 10am-4pm in the glasshouses every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday (plus Wednesdays & Thursdays during the school holidays). £4 adults, £3 children. No need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4 adults, £3 children.

Website

http://www.hallplace.org.uk

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.
Farmers' Market

Farmers’ Market

  • 2 August 2015 10am-2pm
  • 6 September 2015 10am-2pm
  • 4 October 2015 10am-2pm
  • 1 November 2015 10am-2pm
  • 6 December 2015 10am-2pm

On the first Sunday of every month you can buy the best local produce at Hall Place.
Meet the farmers and producers, try food samples and buy everything from home-grown fruit and vegetables, through to delicious cakes, bread, cheese and chutneys. Simply scrumptious!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Free.

Website

http://www.hallplace.org.uk

Animal Magic

  • 3 — 7 August 2015

Jumping gekos, cute bunnies, mischievous meerkats, hungry ducklings and many more. Get xlose up and personal with all the amazing animals from Animal Magic. A fantastic experience for children and adults alike. 10am, 11.30am & 2pm (1 hour sessions). £6 children, £3 adults.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6 children, £3 adults.

Website

http://www.hallplace.org.uk

Child dressed as a fairy

Fairy School

  • 10 — 20 August 2015

Calling all trainee faries! An enchanting school where pupils enjoy storytelling, fairy cake decorating, dancing, crafts and other magical skills. Can you graduate this year? Fairies include both girls and boys. Perfect for 3-9 year olds. 10am & 2pm (2 hour session, £8 per child, adults free

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£8 per child, adults free

Website

http://www.hallplace.org.uk

Getting there

If you are visiting Hall Place by car we are situated just off the A2, 10 minutes from M25 (J2), 15 minutes from M20 (J1), parking available. To reach us by train the nearest station is Bexley Station which is just 15 minutes walk away. If you wish to take the bus, local services include 229, 492, 132 and B12. Hall Place is fully accessible by foot and by bike with several footpaths and bike lanes leading to the house. Bike racks available.

Hall Place and Gardens
Bourne Road
Bexley
Kent
DA5 1PQ
England

Website

www.hallplace.org.uk

E-mail

info@hallplace.org.uk

Telephone

01322 526574

Fax

01322 621238

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.
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