Welcome...

...to the Jacobean country seat of the founder of Maryland, George Calvert. A ‘Gothic’ wing was added in the 1820s and redesigned in 1887 by W.E. Nesfield.

This intriguing house is now furnished as a comfortable Victorian home with 17 rooms open to the public. The Hall is crowded with an eclectic mix of previous owners’ furniture, paintings, portraits and personalia, including many Arts and Crafts items. Among numerous original paintings from the 16th – 19th centuries are works by Beuckelaer, Carlevarijs, Kauffman and Watts.

Ornamental gardens, a productive Walled Garden, Woodland and Lakeside Walks and an award-winning Tea Room add to the enjoyment of your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Events

17 Sep

Planning an Herbaceous Border

 Thursday 17 September, 10am - 3pm  Head Gardener, Chris Baker, explains how to create the perfect border for all year colour, looking at design, structure…

9 Oct

Music Through the Ages by Candlelight

Friday 9 October, 7 - 9.30pm A candelit promenade concert - stroll through the Hall and hear music from the 17th to the 20th centuries. £6 per person…

25 Oct

Witches and Wizards

Dress up, come and play! Halloween fun, trails and more in the Hall and gardens. The Gardens and Tea Room open at 10am and the Hall at 2pm, Sunday -…

Charting Chipeling

Following last year's archaeological dig at Kiplin Hall, some of the 1,001 finds are displayed in this year's temporary exhibition - Charting Chipeling: The Archeology of the Kiplin Hall Estate.

Also on display are Romano-British objects and a Bronze Age gold torque bracelet found on the estate in the first half of the 19th century, as well as 19th century sketchbooks, usually stored at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. These are the work of the Egyptologist, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875), and include a watercolour showing the site where the gold bracelet was discovered.

The information panels displayed in the exhibition may be viewed at www.chartingchipeling.co.uk

Visiting children may now borrow an archaeology pack and follow the trail, which leads to a trench where they can dig for 'finds'.

Summer Fun for Children

Children having fun at Kiplin HallInspiring, imaginative and fun activities for children during the summer holidays in the beautiful grounds of Kiplin Hall.

Discover the secrets of the landscape with our new archaeology trail and trench; captain the Play Ship;discover the Bog Garden; try your luck in the woodland dipping pond and have fun with the wooden garden games. In the Hall there are trails to follow and a play room with toys and activities. All included in the admission ticket.

Bring a picnic or enjoy home baking and cooking in the Tea Room.

Opening Times

Gardens, Children's Play Area and Tea Room Opening Times

Gardens and Tea Room now open until 28 October, Sunday - Wednesday, 10am - 5pm

Hall and Charting Chipeling Archaeology Exhibition Opening Times

Sunday-Wednesday, 2-5pm until 28 October. Please note, Charting Chipeling exhibition will not be open on Monday 27 April.

A Dickens of a Christmas

The Hall will be dressed and open for 'A Dickens of a Christmas', Friday - Sunday 5-7 and 11-13 December 2015, with additional openings for groups - please phone for further information.