Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. The famous literary trio, Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were all patrons of the arts and played a significant part in the artistic and literary world at the beginning of the 20th century. Renishaw is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere.
The Hall is open to the public for the first time this year. There are tours every Friday at 12.30pm and 2.30pm but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. A tour of the Hall enables you to see some of the spectacular collections of art and furniture acquired by generations of Sitwells.
Over 115 years ago Sir George Sitwell created what is today one of the most important classical Italianate gardens in Britain. Ornamental ponds , a spectacular fountain, secret garden rooms, classical statues, overflowing borders and long vistas all feature strongly in these totally unique gardens. The kids will love the Children’s Garden with the living willow tunnel and lots of places for hide and seek.
In the Stable Block you can visit the Sitwell Museum, Gallery Café and Gift Shop and an exhibition featuring the amazing collections of Sir Osbert Sitwell, many items have never been seen before including works by Picasso, Rex Whistler, Dylan Thomas and Wilfred Owen.
Many exciting events take place during the year so look at the website or ring for details.
This property offers free garden access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
Visitor Opening Times
2015: 27 March–27 September. Gardens open Weds-Sun & BH Mons, 10.30am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm).
Hall open to public on Fridays throughout the season and at weekends in Aug at 1pm or 2.30pm, pre–booking advised. NB the Hall is not free to Friends.
Group bookings for Garden available throughout the year.
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
Renishaw Hall is a Jacobean mansion with magnificent rooms and a Victorian working kitchen set in magnificent Italianate gardens with woodland walks and lakes.
It has been used for the filming of BBC’s “Pride and Prejudice”. It is also a popular location for photographers. We cater for both commercial and non-commercial projects and each enquiry is dealt with on an individual basis. Contact the Estate Office on 01246 432310.
Choose either to visit on a self-guided basis or come and have a guided tour of the Gardens with our Head Gardener. Children’s Trail’s available.
Groups and special visits
Tours of the stunning Italianate Gardens and treasures of the Hall are available to groups of 25+. Booking is essential.
Tailor Made Facilities
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