Forty Hall Museum

Forty Hall Estate


Explore the Hall’s exhibition that tells the story of Forty Hall & Estate through the ages and the life and times of Sir Nicholas Rainton in the 17th Century.

Fully restored in 2012, you will be amazed by the restoration and the experience on offer.

Plus the Grade II Listed estate is now fully restored to magnificence. For further information about exploring the estate visit the Gardens & Parklands section of the site.

A visit to Forty Hall & Estate promises to be a fun day out for all of the family!

Upon arrival at the Hall you will be greeted by one of our members of staff who will offer you a brief introduction to the Hall and your visit.

On your way around the Hall you will find out more about the Hall's history through our permanent exhibition. As well as visually interesting text panels you will find audio that brings history to life, Jacobean-inspired furniture, archaeological finds, architectural discoveries and much more!


Forty Hall & Estate is fully accessible, enabling you to fully explore the building and enjoy your experience.


Children's Activities

From dressing up opportunities to hidden trail chests there is plenty to keep the children amused!

Children's Activities

Visitor Information Leaflet

Plan your visit in advance by viewing our visitor information leaflet - packed full with information. Please visit our Find Us page for our current opening times.

Download the leaflet

Group Tours

Group Tours are available the year round. Pre-book your tour today to find out more about the Hall and its history.

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