Seaton Delaval Hall - National Trust

Seaton Delaval Hall - National Trust
The Avenue Seaton Sluice
Whitley Bay
NE26 4QR




0191 2379100

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The romantic and partly-ruined, Seaton Delaval Hall was built between 1718 and 1731 by Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard, and is one of the most important historic houses in Britain. The Hall, its gardens and grounds in south Northumberland, near the coastal town of Blyth, was acquired by the National Trust in December 2009 after a tremendous fundraising effort by the local community.
We hold regular arts, heritage and community events as well as children's craft and outdoor activities. Please visit our website for a full list of our events.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Winter Opening Times (1st October - 1st May)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
11am - 3pm (last entry 2.15pm)

Summer Opening Times (1st May - 30th September)
All days excluding Wednesdays (SDH is closed to the public on Wednesdays)
11am - 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

Admission charges

Including Gift Aid:
Adults £5/ Children £2.50

Not including Gift Aid
Adults £4.50/ Children £2.25

Free for National Trust Members unless otherwise specified.


  • National Trust

Additional info

Parts of the estate, including the Main Hall are not accessible for wheelchair users. Please call venue for more details.

Collection details

Architecture, 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.

Guided Walk Around the Wider Delaval Estate - 4th May 2014

  • 4 May 2014 12:30-3pm

Come and learn how the Delavals made their fortune from salt, coal and glass. The walk is a flat, gentle 4 mile walk and will last 2.5 hours. We'll stop frequently to take in some of the lovely views, including the delightful south aspect of the Hall and the obelisk


All £2.00

photograph of hanging baskets

Gardening Masterclass

  • 25 May 2014 1-3pm
  • 15 June 2014 1-3pm
  • 22 June 2014 1-3pm

Join our garden team for a masterclass in making your own Hanging Basket and take it home. Coffee and cake included.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£15.00 per person. Booking Essential 0191 2371765.


photograph of archery

Family Games Day

  • 26 May 2014 11am-4pm

Join us for a day of outdoor fun in the paddock with something for all the family. We'll have games, bats, balls, hoops, have-a-go archery and, fingers crossed, croquet on the lawn!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Girl with flowers

Kids Gardening Club

  • 8 June 2014 1:30-3:30pm
  • 6 July 2014 1:30-3:30pm

Join our garden team for digging, planting, weeding, harvesting or eating. Free drop-in session

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10