Forty Hall and Estate

Forty Hall and Estate
Forty Hill
Enfield
Greater London
EN2 9HA
England

Website

www.fortyhallestate.co.uk

E-mail

forty.hall@enfield.gov.uk

Telephone

Forty Hall & Estate Enquiries

020 8363 8196

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Forty Hall
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A trip to Forty Hall & Estate is a memorable day out for all of the family.

Forty Hall is a Grade 1 listed Jacobean Manor House, nestled in leafy Enfield and set amidst pleasure gardens, ancient royal parkland, majestic trees, lakes and watercourses.

A venture in to the Hall promises to delight and impress. Our permanent exhibition tells the story of Forty Hall & Estate throughout the ages and looks at the life and times of Sir Nicholas Rainton and life in the seventeenth century. With a range of visual and audio interpretation and displays there are ample ways for all of the family to engage with learning about the Hall in an enjoyable way.

A range of guided tours are also on offer at the Hall, led by a Jacobean character, to add value to your visit and further your understanding of the Hall’s history. With tours that focus on Sir Nicholas Rainton, the Hall’s stunning architecture and the story of Forty Hall & Estate there are plenty to choose from with a tour specially devised for children coming soon! For more information visit our events page.

Our exhibition programme focuses on Art, Ecology and Heritage, is inspired by Forty Hall & Estate and features many acclaimed artists. For further information about existing and forthcoming exhibitions visit our events page.

Remember to visit the Forty Hall Shop, located at the end of the Long Gallery to pick up a memorable souvenir from your visit, have lunch in the Courtyard Café and explore the gardens and parkland whilst you are here!

Venue Type:

Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Archaeological site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

1st April – 31st October
Tuesday – Friday - 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday - 12 noon – 5pm

Hall open on Bank Holidays 12 noon – 5pm:
Good Friday
Easter Monday
May Day
Spring Bank Holiday
August Bank Holiday
1st November – 31st March
Tuesday – Friday - 11am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday - 12 noon – 5pm

Hall open on Bank holidays 12 noon – 4pm:
Boxing Day
New Years Day
Hall closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Hall closes for cleaning and maintenance, 1st full week of January.

Please Note:
Forty Hall is available to hire for weddings and other special family occasions. Please contact us for further information. Meeting rooms available 7 days a week.

Admission charges

Free admission (charges apply for special events)

Getting there

By car:
Junction 25 off the M25. Follow the heritage signs from the junction of Bullsmoor Lane or Carterhatch Lane on the A10.

By train:
From North - Turkey Street and 20 minute walk. From Central London - Enfield Town, Enfield Chase or Southbury and 191 bus to Forty Hill.

By tube:
Oakwood (Piccadilly Line) then buses 307 or 121 to Enfield Town Windmill Hill, then 191 to Forty Hill

By bus:
191 or W10 to roundabout at Myddelton Avenue and then 10 minute walk up Forty Hill.

See www.journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk for more details

Parking: Free on site parking. Disabled bays located beyond lake.

Forty Hall is a Grade 1 listed building, dating from the 17th century. It's displays include: 17th and 18th century furniture and pictures, ceramics, glass, maps, and local history.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Industry, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Julian Stair's 'Reliquary for a Common Man'

Legacy: Two Works about Hope and Memory

  • 5 August — 2 November 2014

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of The First World War The Crafts Council and Forty Hall & Estate present an exhibition of two contemporary craft installations under the 'Curate with Us' programme.

Legacy: Two Works about Hope and Memory brings together two of the UK's most significant makers for the first time and offers quiet reflection on the collective and personal impact of loss, legacy, testimony and commemoration.

The two works 'Everyman's Dream' by Clare Twomey and Julian Stair's 'Reliquary for a Common Man', whilst not directly concerned with the First World War, offer a means of contemplating themes assocated with commemoration, rememberance and the significance of the First World War.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/legacy_two_works_about_hope_and_memory_1

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.
photograph of girls sewing banner

The Big Stitch

  • 2 August 2014 12-5pm

Join Enfield and District Embroiderers' Guild as they celebrate The Big Stitch in the Inner Courtyard. Be inspired by Forty Hall the place and exhibitions as you sit down to stitch!

A truly social affair, bring your friends and spend a perfectly creative Saturday afternoon together.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.fortyhallestate.co.uk/whats-on/events/the_big_stitch_1

Getting there

By car:
Junction 25 off the M25. Follow the heritage signs from the junction of Bullsmoor Lane or Carterhatch Lane on the A10.

By train:
From North - Turkey Street and 20 minute walk. From Central London - Enfield Town, Enfield Chase or Southbury and 191 bus to Forty Hill.

By tube:
Oakwood (Piccadilly Line) then buses 307 or 121 to Enfield Town Windmill Hill, then 191 to Forty Hill

By bus:
191 or W10 to roundabout at Myddelton Avenue and then 10 minute walk up Forty Hill.

See www.journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk for more details

Parking: Free on site parking. Disabled bays located beyond lake.

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