Washington Old Hall - National Trust

Washington Old Hall - National Trust
The Avenue
Tyne and Wear
NE38 7LE






0191 416 6879


0191 419 2065

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Washington Old Hall is a delightful stone-built 17th-century manor house, which incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington’s direct ancestors. It is from here that the family surname of Washington was derived. There are displays on George Washington, and the recent history of the Hall.

There is also a fine collection of oil paintings, delftware and heavily carved oak furniture, giving an authentic impression of gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War. The tranquil Jacobean garden leads to the Nuttery, a wildflower nut orchard.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

1 April-31 October
Sun-Wed 1100-1630
Open Bank holidays

Admission charges

Admission prices:
£4, child £2.50, family £10.50. Groups £3.50, child £2

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

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photograph of bee on flower

Our Garden Wildlife

  • 13 July 2014 1-3pm

Enjoy a guided walk through the gardens of Washington Old Hall and discover the dramatic 17th century parterre and the wilds of the nuttery. Find out more about the heritage and ongoing nature conservation work and let the beautiful surroundings inspire you to build a bee home to take back to your own garden.

Suitable for

  • Any age



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Nature Nuttery and Build a Nature Habitat

  • 21 July 2014 11am-4pm

Join in with bug investigation and help create a bug hotel in our Nuttery. Great fun for the whole family.

Suitable for

  • Any age