Kiplin Hall

This interesting Jacobean house was built for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and founder of Maryland, USA.

Since it was built in 1619, the house has belonged to four fascinating families, connected by blood or marriage. Former owners had royal connections including King John, James I, and Charles I and II.

Throughout the centuries alterations and additions have been made to the house and gardens, including a large extension that housed a Gothic drawing room, designed in 1818 by the noted architect, P.F. Robinson. This room was altered later in the century to designs by W.E. Nesfield, to create a library with rooms above.

The house is packed with the furniture, portraits, paintings, objects and personalia of the families who lived here. Visitors are welcomed into a home that they could imagine has only just been vacated by its Victorian owners! 


4 Feb

Snowdrops and Aconites

Saturday - Wednesday, 10am - 4pm Snowdrops and Aconites Gardens re-open Sat 4 Feb Gardens and grounds open for a breath of fresh air and the sight…

11 Feb

Volunteer Open Morning

Volunteer Open Mornings Sat & Sun 11 & 12 Feb, 10am – 1pm Come along to our ‘open house’ to find out what you can do and enjoy as a Kiplin volunteer.

16 Feb

Low Light Photography Tutorial

Join photographer, Guy Carpenter, to learn the technical know-how needed to capture beautiful images in low-light conditions. You will need a camera with…

Dates for Your New 2017 Diaries!

Snowdrops and Aconites - Gardens and Tea Room re-open Sat 4 Feb

“One of the best displays I have seen.”

Volunteer Open Morning - Sat & Sun 11 & 12 Feb, 10am – 1pm

Come along to our ‘open house’ to find out what you can do and enjoy as a Kiplin volunteer.

 Low Light Photography Tutorial Thurs 16 Feb, 3 – 7pm

Learn the technical know-how to help you capture beautiful images in low-light conditions.

History Wardrobe - The Fabulous FiftiesThe Fabulous Fifties - Sat 25 Feb. Two sittings – 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

Get glammed up for high tea and fifties fashion with Lucy Adlingon of the fabulous History Wardrobe!

Hands-On Catering Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to manage Kiplin Hall’s Tea Room.

Duties to include baking and cooking and carrying out the day-to-day running of the Tea Room and managing a small team of staff and volunteers.

Our Tea Room is known for its home-cooked cakes, scones and lunches and wherever possible, we use fresh fruit and vegetables grown in Kiplin Hall's Walled Garden.

The position would suit someone who would enjoy helping to further develop this popular tourist attraction.

Salary £18,000. Main days of work Saturday - Wednesday, February - October, plus 2 weeks in December, working flexible hours to suit both parties.

For full job description and information on how to apply, please telephone 01748 818178 or email

Opening Times

A Country House Christmas

Next Year: 1, 2 & 3 and 8, 9 &10 December, 2017 10am - 4pm.

2017 Exhibition: Home Sweet Home - The Houses of Kiplin's Widespread Families

Included in admission to the House and Gardens

Hall, Gardens and Tea Room are now closed for the winter

2017: Gardens & Tea Room re-open Saturday, 4 February. Hall re-opens Saturday, 1 April.