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

31 May

70 Years from V.E. Day

On Sunday 31st May, at 11.45am at Kiplin Hall, World War II re-enactors will raise the flag to celebrate Victory in Europe day - 8 May 1945. Following…

7 Jun

Plant, Book, Craft and Food Fair

Held by the Friends of Kiplin Hall on Sunday 7 June, between 1 and 5pm.  This annual event is held in the Parkland in front of the Hall, and this year…

19 Jun

Pride and Prejudice

The Pantaloons present Jane Austen's much admired novel It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's witty and romantic masterpiece is one…

New additions to Charting Chipeling Exhibition

19th century sketchbooks, usually stored at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and available for viewing only on request, are on display in the Charting Chipeling archaeology exhibition.

The sketchbooks are the work of the Egyptologist, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875), who was a regular visitor at Kiplin Hall.

Curator, Dawn Webster, said: “We are grateful to the Bodleian Library and the National Trust for allowing us to borrow these paintings of exciting archaeological finds made in the C 19thTwo delightful watercolours by Sir John of the east and west fronts of the Hall are also on display, as well as a vivid painting of the interior of the Gothic Drawing Room, with Lady Tyrconnel at her desk."

Theatre by the Lake

This summer, the critically acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company present

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice on Friday 19th June - a beautifully hilarious and delightfully innovative production. Gates open 6.30pm for picnics, performance 7.30pm.

Treasure Island on Friday 14th August - an unforgettable show to thrill adventure seekers of all ages, me 'earties!! Gates open 12.30pm and 5.30pm for picnics, performances at 2pm and 7pm.

   

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.