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

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.
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Wreath Making at Forty Hall Farm

  • 14 December 2014 12-4pm

Come along for a walk around the Farm and see how our animals are settling down for winter, with a special map to direct you to all the best holly, ivy and pine cones!

Gather materials along the way, then bring it along to our main barn where floristry students from Capel Manor College will help you make your very spectacular winter wreath or table display. The day will be suitable for families and children of all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.00 entry, free for children. Includes all materials and your wreath!

Website

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

photograph of artist's paints

Weekend Workshop: Botanical Art Class

  • 14 — 15 February 2015 10am-3:30pm

Undertake observational drawing and create a small watercolour study of an early spring flowering plant including the bulb and the roots. Learn skills including accurate line drawing, drawing to scale, composition, tonal sketching, creating 3D form, colour mixing and using watercolour washes. Work at your own pace with 1-2-1 tutor support. Tutor demonstrations, group drawing exercises and class discussions. Suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£65.00 per person.

Website

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

Girl painting a plate

Secret Bulb Boxes

  • 19 February 2015 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

In the seventeenth century, bulbs were regarded as being very precious because they protect the seedlings of flowers which lie within them. Make a good luck charm inspired by your favourite flower to place in your specially made bulb box.

For ages 7 to 11.

Children must be accompanied by adults.

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

£4.00 in advance / £5.00 on the door

Website

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

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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