April 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018 |
Easter Sunday, 1 April marks the start of our 2018 Hall opening. Explore over 400 years of unbroken family history resulting in a fascinating collection of furniture, weaponry, paintings, ceramics, textiles, household objects, porcelain and a wealth of amusing stories all to be found in and around Doddington Hall.
A visit to Doddington offers a unique insight into family life through the ages and the challenges of looking after such an estate in the 21st century.
NEW THIS YEAR: Our tapestry collection can now be seen in a completely new light thanks to the high-tech tour. Simply scan objects and tapestries in the Hall with your smartphone or tablet to discover more about each piece. The Gamar trail uses augmented reality to animate objects such as the unicorns and characters featured on the tapestries. We recommend downloading the Gamar app before your visit – To download the app on your mobile or tablet, please click on the relevant link: Apple Google Play
This year will also welcome the return of Giacomo Franceschini’s Hagar and Ishmael painting, which has been away for restoration. The impressive Baroque painting will be back in place in the Long Gallery.
A display of armour also returns to the hall after being on long-term loan with the National Civil War Centre and will be on display at the top of the house. The armour once belonged to John Hussey, the second son of Sir Edward Hussey and Lady Hussey. He fought in the Civil War and was killed during the Battle of Lea at nearby Gainsborough in 1645.
Hall open Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until 30 September, 12–4.30pm, (Gardens 11am). Hall and Gardens admission applies: Adult £11, Child £5.50, Family £29. Find out about our Doddington season tickets, fantastic value and valid for use during our popular Sculpture Exhibition and Christmas opening.
Please note: The Library and Brown Parlour are currently inaccessible to visitors due to emergency repair work. With this in mind, we will be offering a small discount on Hall entry.
Photos: Doddington Hall / Instinctive Photography / Sean Strange Photography