Washington Old Hall - National Trust

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014






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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Heritage Open Days 2014: Washington Old Hall

  • 13 September 2014

Come and explore the history of Washington Old Hall and how the name Washington was carried from here across the Atlantic to America via George Washington's direct ancestors.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.