CORONAVIRUS ~ UPDATED 26/02/21 ~ Our Hall and Gardens are currently CLOSED, but we plan to open the Gardens on 03/04/21 and the Hall for guided tours from 21/05/21.

Harvington Hall
 
Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

Journey through a Forgotten History

At Harvington Hall visitors will step back in time to discover how English Catholics lived during the second half of Elizabeth's reign of terror.

Each corner and staircase reveals a history of Recusant Catholics being fined for not attending church, the countrywide banning of Mass, the hunting of priests and the sordid, hair-raising history of torture and execution!

Harvington’s beauty and history are matched only by its uniqueness. The Hall has seven remaining priest hides, more than any other house in England, and allows visitors to experience the unique beauty of Elizabethan wall paintings, original panelling and floorboards. Adding to Harvington’s reputation as an attraction that people visit again and again, the Hall’s staircases, passages and doorways disorientate and trick the mind meaning no visit is ever the same.

See if you can navigate the seemingly endless routes around the Hall, perhaps created as a way to confuse priest hunters if they were ever to raid.

The family at Harvington would have been on high alert, dreading the heavy-handed bang at the door, with a haunting sound of “Let us in, in the name of the Queen!”

Truly a shining example of living history, Harvington brings the past to the present in vivid, thrilling detail.

Discover the house of Secrets

Hall and Gardens set to open Spring 2021

Due to the ongoing issues presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, we regret that the Hall is currently closed.

However, following recent Government announcements, we are pleased to announce that the Gardens and Café are set to open on 3rd April 2021.

In addition, we plan to open the Hall to guided tours from 21st May 2021.

Please note that for 2021 we are not permitting free access to Historic House members, and the grounds are only open for free on non-event days.

All guided tours should be pre-booked, please check our ‘WHAT’S ON’ page, Facebook and Twitter for details.

Should you have any queries call us on 01562 777846. 

Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

The Malt House Café

The Sticky Fig Catering Co. have partnered with Harvington Hall to bring you The Malt House Café - set to open 3rd April 2021.

Taking its name from its historical use, The Malt House is an Elizabethan building that has been sympathetically converted into a small coffee shop, serving artisan coffee, sandwiches and homemade cakes from a bakery counter.

The Malt House menu has been carefully designed to use seasonal produce from local suppliers, to create simple yet comforting food.

Tom Court, owner of The Sticky Fig Catering Co. has said, ‘We hope to create a trusted, local coffee shop that champions British food and suppliers." 

Find out more about The Malt House HERE

Harvington Hall

Opening Times 2021

Due to Covid-19 and the need to adhere to social distancing, we anticipate that the Hall will only open for guided tours throughout 2021. We hope to open the gardens and The Malt House Café from Spring.

HOUSE TOURS - currently closed

Let our tour guides transport you back in time as you immerse yourself in the darker side of Elizabethan England. Moving from room to room, you will discover Harvington’s many secrets and hear real stories of faith, fear, persecution and resistance. 

March – May
Friday to Sunday
10:00 to 15:00

June – October
Wednesday to Sunday
10:00 to 15:00

November – December
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 to 15:00

GARDENS - currently closed 
March – April
Friday to Sunday
09:00 to 16:30
Open Bank Holiday Monday

May – October
Wednesday to Sunday
09:00 to 16:30

November – December
Saturday & Sunday
09:00 to 16:00

MALT HOUSE CAFÉ - currently closed
March – April
Friday to Sunday
09:30 to 16:00

May – October
Wednesday to Sunday
09:30 to 16:00
Open Bank Holiday Monday

November – December
Saturday & Sunday
09:30 to 16:00

Admission Prices 2021

GUIDED TOURS

Adult  £10.00
Child 5-16 yrs £6.00
(children under the age of 5 free admission)
Senior citizen £9.00
Family ticket £26.00
(two adults and two children)

GARDENS 

Free (non-event days only)

DAYTIME EVENTS

All ages   £5.00
Events take place during normal opening hours. All event tickets must be pre-booked
(see WHAT’S ON page).

GUIDED TOUR & EVENT

Adult  £15.00
Child 5-16 yrs £11.00
(children under the age of 5 free admission)
Senior citizen £14.00
Family ticket £41.00
(two adults and two children)

EVENING EVENTS 

All evening events must be pre-booked
(see WHAT’S ON page).
Please note, all evening events vary in price.



Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

Access & Facilities

FREE PARKING

DISABLED PARKING 

Wheelchair access to the Hall ground floor and gardens only.

Refreshments available from the Malt House Café situated in the Hall gardens, accessed via house and/or South Bridge.

DOGS - Access is given to assistance and therapy dogs only due to the compact and enclosed nature of the grounds, as well as the welfare of our resident ducks. 

In order to protect a Grade I listed building we request that no stilettos are to be worn, and that large rucksacks are not brought into the Hall if at all possible. If this is unavoidable you will be asked to wear it on your front.

Please note there is uneven flooring on the upper floors. 

Directions

Harvington Hall  is situated three miles south-east of Kidderminster, about half a mile east of the A450 Birmingham to Worcester road and about half-a-mile north of the A448 from Kidderminster to Bromsgrove.

 

ADDRESS

HARVINGTON HALL,
Harvington Hall Lane,
Harvington,
Kidderminster,
Worcestershire
DY10 4LR

T: +44 (0)1562 777846

E: harvingtonhall@rcaob.org.uk

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