Building update

The Hall is currently closed to visitors

A recent building survey has revealed that work needs doing to the vaulted ceiling in the withdrawing room at Harvington Hall. Further investigations and surveys are also being undertaken to protect its future and we will be launching a fundraising campaign to help Harvington.

As the room is part of the main public thoroughfare, in 2020 the Hall will only be open for special events.

Harvington Hall is a beautiful moated manor house with the largest surviving series of priest hides in the country and a rare collection of original Elizabethan wall paintings.

Originally built in the 1300s and developed magnificently in the late 1500s, Harvington Hall brings to life the fascinating history of the survival of Roman Catholic families and clergymen during the Reformation of the late sixteenth century. Its unusually well preserved condition makes it a rare building of significance, and it was voted the best Hidden Gem in the UK Heritage Awards 2019.

The Hall requires constant maintenance to preserve its rare buildings. Work will be required to repair the original lathe and plaster ceiling of the withdrawing room; this closure will also give us the opportunity to undertake further works to improve the building.

Until we fully understand the scope of the works required, we do not yet have a firm re-opening date. Please join us at our events during the year and help to support our fundraising and a swift re-opening!