About Forty Hall

Forty Hall Estate

Forty Hall is a Grade 1 Listed Jacobean Manor House, nestled in leafy Enfield and set amidst an idyllic landscape.

Step in to the Hall to admire the fine architecture and stunning period rooms. Enjoy learning about the history of Forty Hall Estate through the ages and about the life of original owner Sir Nicholas Rainton. The permanent exhibition offers a range of visual and audio interpretation and displays so 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 available for special interest groups which add value to the visit and further understanding of the Hall’s history. Tours can be themed according to interests of the group so contact us for further information.

Remember to visit the Gift Shop, located in the ground floor overlooking the back lawn, to pick up a memorable souvenir from your visit. Relax and unwind in the Nice Green Café and explore the gardens and parkland whilst you are here!

Forty Hall's Families and History

Built by former Lord Mayor of London, Sir Nicholas Rainton in 1632 Forty Hall stands on the edge of London and is important to understanding the growth of the Capital City and the life and times of the merchant classes.

Read all about Forty Hall's rich history

Forty Hall Museum

Step inside Forty Hall and discover stunning decorative architecture, period furniture, paintings, artefacts, hands on activities and more... Click here to take an online tour of Forty Hall Museum

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Gardens and Parkland

The 273 acre Grade II listed estate is a rare example of an intact 18th Century Landscape, with an Ornamental lake, medieval fishing ponds and streams, a walled garden, Pleasure grounds, Georgian and Victorian flora and fauna, lakes, lawns, and meadows.

Click here to find out more about the beautiful park at Forty Hall including Elsyng Palace that once stood in the grounds.

Click here to download a copy of our visitor leaflet

Forty Hall Restoration Project

Forty Hall was reopened to the public in June 2012 after extensive refurbishments funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Click here to find out more about the project