Forty Hall Museum

Forty Hall Estate


Fully restored in 2012, you'll be amazed by our restoration.

Explore our permanent exhibition telling the story of Forty Hall & Estate through the families who lived here, from Master Haberdasher and Lord Mayor of London Sir Nicholas Rainton in 1629 to the Parker-Bowles family in the mid-20th century. As well as engaging text panels you'll find history brought to life through audio, beautifully crafted period furniture, archaeological finds, architectural discoveries, hands on children's activities and more!

We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events. Keep an eye on our website to find out what's on.

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

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

A visit to Forty Hall & Estate promises to be a fun day out for all of the family. Click here to take a preview tour!

Inside Forty Hall

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

The Families of Forty Hall

Forty Hall was a family home from 1629 to 1951. Find out more about its history and Forty Hall's families here.

Children's Activities

Dressing up, building a palace, activity chests, play cooking in our Historic Kitchen and more... there's plenty to do at Forty Hall.

Children's Activities

Group Tours

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

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