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! 


23 Jul

Kids Run Free

Kids Run Free this School Summer Holidays at Kiplin Hall  Saturday 23 July - Wednesday 7 September, 2016 Children 0-15 admitted FREE to House and gardens…

4 Aug

Canterbury Tales

Thursday, 4 August, 7.30pm, picnics from 6pm Theatre by the Lake The Pantaloons' cast of just 5 actors presents every one of geoffrey Chaucer's timeless…

15 Sep

How to Create the Perfect Herbaceous Border

 Starting from scratch, Head Gardener, Chris Baker, will guide you through making your borders bloom. Chris explains how to create the perfect border…

Become a Kiplin Hall Volunteer

 Anyone who would like to work as part of a happy volunteer team, is invited to attend a Volunteering Open Morning on Thursday 11 August from 10am. Chat, coffee & Long-standing Kiplin Hall Volunteer, Caroline Harveycake & tour of house at 12.  

We are looking for people to help in various roles, including serving in the Tea Room, stewarding in the rooms, gardening & guiding.

Please call 01748 818178 to book your place.

School Holidays - Sorted!

Kids Run Free

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.