This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
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Knowsley Hall

This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AG
0151 489 4827

NB this property does not offer free access to HHA Friends and Members.

Home to the Earls of Derby and set in 4 square miles of secure landscaped parkland. Knowsley Hall is open to the public for only five days a year (see website for details) although pre-booked groups are welcome throughout the year.

As part of the Knowsley Estate, Knowsley Safari Park welcomes visitors 7 days a week. For more information please visit the website:


7 miles from Liverpool. J2 of M57, close to M62

Visitor Opening Times

Knowsley Hall is opening its doors to the public for the annual open week. You will have the opportunity to have a guided tour around the Hall on the following dates: 3rd - 7th September 2018.

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.

Family Friendly Facilities

We have Knowsley Safari situated in the extensive grounds of the Knowsley Estate. We can arrange a guided tour for you and your party of the 550 acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals.


Knowsley Hall has adequate parking facilities immediately outside the Hall for around 100 vehicles, with the closet parking spaces being only 20 metres from the front door. Please advise if a car parking space needs to be reserved at the front of the building.

To reach the Hall’s main entrance from the courtyard, there are 16 steps to climb, in wet weather these can be slippery (wet floor signs are positioned to make guests aware of this). If this would prove difficult, we can arrange for your vehicle to drive to the rear of the Hall, where there is access on the same level as the Reception and a member of our team will be waiting to greet you. When entering into the building from the terrace there is a slight raised area in the door well. The guest will be escorted through into Reception; again there is a rug with a raised area. There are chairs situated in front of Reception with arm rest to give guests additional support. The Reception team will give a down stair floor plan to the guests pointing out any areas where care needs to be taken.

We have a lift with two small steps up to it which can be used by disabled guests who are unable to manage the 31- step grand staircase to the bedrooms. Knowsley Hall has 1 dedicated friendly room. This is located in the Ambassadors Square Wing. A member of our team will assist you in reaching your bedroom and a full familiarisation of the building will be given. On a arrival at the bedroom our member of staff will ensure that you are settled in comfortably and run through with you the

All ground floor areas of the Hall, including the disables cloakroom facilities are accessible to wheelchair users with the exception of the State Dining Room. Although unable to place a ramp on the 9 steps to the dining room, we are experienced in assisting anyone with a mobility disability, including wheelchair users and our team would be only too pleased to help to ensure you reach the dining room with ease.

Although we are unable to accept pets in the Hall, assistance dogs are welcomed.

To the rear of the Hall lie some beautiful gardens that can be accessed from the rear door beneath the grand staircase. We would ask that guests do not wander into the forests or to the lake for reasons of health and safety.

Groups and special visits

Knowsley has been the home to the Earls of Derbys since 1385, and the hall, set in an extensive private park, houses a splendid and historically important collection of fine art. The hall today is a fascinating structure, boasting a classic Georgian facade and some extremely fine Jacobean, Baroque and Victorian interiors, including the breathtaking 58 foot long State Dining Room with its impressive carved oak panelling and lofty figurative ceiling. Since 1999, after the first phase of major restoration project, the Hall has been available for conferences, weddings, other private and corporate events and filming. Twelve ensuite bedrooms and two bedrooms with shared washroom facilities.

Knowsley is open to the public for only five days a year (see website for details) although pre-booked groups are welcome throughout the year.

No free access to Friends members

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenNo
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

Charley Bennett
Knowsley Hall
L34 4AG
0151 489 4827

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