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 Jun

Tea with Oscar Wilde

Saturday, 4 June, 7pm Ladies, gentlemen etc!... you are cordially invited to the 1880s wittiest ‘chit-chat’ show where a gay time is guaranteed! You’ll…

28 Jun

Art through the Ages in an English Country House

The 17th Century What sort of paintings were seen in an English country house? How did they differ each century in terms of style and content?  Art historian,…

1 Jul

Twelfth Night

Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July, 7.30pm, picnics from 6pm Theatre by the Lake Acclaimed North Country Theatre celebrates 20 years in the business with…

Students Needed!

Students required to help in the Tea Room on occasional Saturdays and Sundays. Duties include keeping the tea room tidy, taking orders, waiting on tables, washing up and help with food preparation.
Please telephone Rosie on 01748 818178

New Exhibition

My Darling Sally: Sarah Talbot Carpenter of Kiplin Hall

This new exhibition looks at the life of Sarah, the apple of her father's eye. Sally was Walter Carpenter's only child who inherited Kiplin on his death in 1904.

Sarah was brough up by her aunts, Countess Brownlow of Belton House and Ashridge Park, the Marchioness of Lothian of Blickling Hall and the Countess of Pembroke of Wilton House, until her father's marriage to Beatrice de Grey in 1887.
This new exhibition marks 140 years since Sarah's birth. Archives, photographs and objects will throw light on one of Kiplin's lesser
know owners.Sarah Talbot Carpenter of Kiplin Hall 

Sarah Talbot Carpenter at the Piano in Kiplin Hall's Library

Opening Times

Gardens, Children's Play Area and Tea Room

Gardens and Tea Room: Saturday - Wednesday until 26 October, 2016 10am - 5pm. Last entry 1 hour before closing. Please note, closed Thursdays and Fridays.

Hall and New Exhibition - My Darling Sally

Saturday - Wednesday 26 March until 26 October 11am – 5pm. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Please note, closed Thursdays and Fridays.

Kiplin's Christmas Carols

Visit the Hall decorated for Christmas, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2,3 & 4 and 9, 10 & 11 December 2016, plus additional openings for groups - please phone for further information.