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Harvington Hall

Harvington Hall

Address

Harvington,
Nr. Kidderminster,
Worcestershire,
DY10 4LR

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Events at this Venue

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Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec Christmas in an Elizabethan Household
Wed 14 Dec Tours by Candlelight
Fri 16 - Sun 18 Dec Christmas Lunch
Sat 17 Dec Christmas Wassail

Details

Harvington Hall is a medieval and Elizabethan moated manor house. It was built in the 1590's by Humphrey Pakington who was a recusant Catholic, at a time when the country was protestant under Queen Elizabeth I.

Throughout those troubled times, Humphrey and his family continued to celebrate Mass and needed hiding places to secrete the priest should the house suddenly be searched by troops. There are still seven hiding places in existence at the Hall, the greatest series of any in the country, and it is to see these and the rare Elizabethan wall paintings that visitors flock to Harvington Hall today.

There are also four chapels, two in the Hall, one in the grounds and one across the car park, three of which are still used today for services.

The small charming gardens are surrounded by a moat with abundant wildlife. There is also a small herb garden, planted and managed by the Hereford and Worcester Garden's Trust, which has the initials of the three families who lived in the Hall, the Pakingtons, the Yates and the Thockmortons.

There is free parking, a gift shop and tearoom.

Throughout the year, there are special events such as living history, outdoor plays and concerts - a leaflet is available from 01562 777846.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

11.30 am. to 5.00 pm Last entrance to Hall and Tea Room at 4.00pm. (In October last entrance to Hall and Tea Room is at 3.30pm and the Hall closes at 4.30pm).
March : Saturday and Sunday
April to October : Wednesday to Sunday
Closed Good Friday, but open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Occasionally the Hall may be closed for a function, please ring for up-to-date information,
check the Diary listings on the website or refer to the current leaflet.

Prices

Gardens & Malt House Visitor Centre Only: Adult: £3.50, Children: £1.50, Senior Citizen: £2.50.

There is no charge if you just want to visit the Tea Room.
Special guided tour rates for groups of 20 or more (who are welcome throughout the year) are £6.50pp during normal opening times and £7.50 pp outside those times.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 878743  Lat: 52.36737 Long: -2.18031

By Road:
Nearest Primary Roads A448 and A450

By Public Transport:
Infrequent Bus Service

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed