Melford Hall - National Trust

Melford Hall - National Trust
Long Melford
CO10 9AA




01787 379228


01787 379228

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Distant view of visitors enjoying the garden at Melford Hall, Suffolk

Set in the unspoilt village of Long Melford, the house has changed little externally since 1578 when Queen Elizabeth I was entertained here, and retains its original panelled banqueting hall. It has been the home of the Hyde Parker family since 1786.

There are a Regency library, Victorian bedrooms, good collections of furniture and porcelain and a small display of items connected with Beatrix Potter, who was related to the family. The garden contains some spectacular specimen trees and a banqueting house, and there is an attractive walk through the park.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£5, child £2.50, family £12.50. Groups £4, child £2

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • Beatrix Potter
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 old railway line

Railway Walk

  • 4 October 2014 10:30am-1pm

Join us for a guided four-mile walk retracing the route of the former Great Eastern Railway Line linking the medieval wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford.

Meet at Lavenham Guildhall tearoom for refreshments and a short introduction before starting your walk. At the end of the walk, enjoy lunch at Melford Hall and listen to a brief history of the house. Refreshments and admission included.

Suitable for

  • Any age


All Tickets £15.00 (Lunch and admission included).