Melford Hall - National Trust

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

Open 1 April 2015 to 1 November 2015, Wednesday to Sunday from 1to 5pm (including Bank Holiday Mondays.

Admission charges

House and Garden: £8.30, child £4.15, family £20.75. Groups (pre-booked) £7.10.
Garden only: £4.10, child £2.05, family £10.25++.


  • National Trust

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • Beatrix Potter

Melford Hall - National Trust
Long Melford
CO10 9AA




01787 379228

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