Education and Learning

Costumed volunteer bringing History alive for school children at Forty Hall


There's plenty to learn about around Forty Hall both formally and informally, and our changing programme of exhibitions and events means there will always be something new to discover!


Our public programme which focuses on Art, Ecology and Heritage offers ample opportunities for adults to engage with learning at Forty Hall & Estate. With talks, tours and workshops there really is something to everyone’s taste!

You can also take advantage of our permanent interpretative exhibition which tells the story of Sir Nicholas Rainton, Forty Hall & Estate and life in the seventeenth century.

For further information about our events and exhibitions please visit our events page.

School Visits to Forty Hall Estate

Forty Hall & Estate is a place for learning, engagement and inspiration. With opportunities to learn about Art, Ecology and Heritage, Forty Hall & Estate is a unique learning space outside the classroom and on your doorstep.

Click here for self-led resources for school visits.


Our range of loan boxes provide hands-on interaction with historical objects for a variety of subjects in the national curriculum. All loan boxes are easy to transport and available for one month at a time.

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