Important Booking Information 05/12/23 The Hall, Coffee Shop and Gardens are open weekends only until Sunday 17th December. Please note our new booking system is coming soon! All events and Hall admissions can be purchased from the middle of December. 

Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

Journey through a Forgotten History

At Harvington Hall visitors will step back in time to discover how English Catholics lived in terror during the second half of Elizabeth's reign.

Each corner and staircase reveals a history of Recusant Catholics being fined for not attending church, the countrywide banning of Mass, the hunting of priests and the sordid, hair-raising history of torture and execution!

Harvington’s beauty and history are matched only by its uniqueness. The Hall has seven remaining priest hides, more than any other house in England, and allows visitors to experience the unique beauty of Elizabethan wall paintings, original panelling and floorboards. Adding to Harvington’s reputation as an attraction that people visit again and again, the Hall’s staircases, passages and doorways disorientate and trick the mind meaning no visit is ever the same.

See if you can navigate the seemingly endless routes around the Hall, perhaps created as a way to confuse priest hunters if they were ever to raid.

The family at Harvington would have been on high alert, dreading the heavy-handed bang at the door, with a haunting sound of “Let us in, in the name of the Queen!”

Truly a shining example of living history, Harvington brings the past to the present in vivid, thrilling detail.

Discover the house of Secrets

Harvington Hall's Centenary year 2023!

In 1923, Harvington was given to its current owners, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. Making 2023 a year of celebrations! 

The Hall, garden and Coffee Shop are open from Wednesday 22nd February to Sunday 29th October. To book a guided tour, or to walk around as freeflow, please book by clicking on 'Book Now' alternatively call us on 01562 777846

Our Garden and Coffee Shop remain free entry (on non-event days), If you wanted to Book a table please contact the Malt House Coffee Shop.

Our 2023 events list is now on sale! (please note new events are being added regularly) 

For events, please check our ‘WHAT’S ON’ page, Facebook and Twitter for details.

Should you have any queries call us on 01562 777846. 

Or email 

Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

Opening Times 2023

Let our tour guides transport you back in time as you immerse yourself in the darker side of Elizabethan England. Moving from room to room, you will discover Harvington’s many secrets and hear real stories of faith, fear, persecution and resistance. Tours are approximately 1hr 15minutes. 


Guided Tour Start Times 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30 and 15:00 on Weekends. Please note we don't run guided tours on Event days, please check our What's On page.

Free Flow Tour 12:30, 13:00 (Access without a guided tour) 






February 22nd – October 29th
Wednesday to Sunday
10:30 to 16:00

November - December                                        Saturday & Sunday only
10:30 to 16:00


February 22nd – October 29th
Wednesday to Sunday
10:00 to 16:30                                                        

November – December
Saturday & Sunday only
10:00 to 16:30

(Please note we open Bank Holiday Mondays but are closed Good Friday)

Admission Prices 2023


Adult  £12.50
Child 5-16 yrs £8.50
(children under the age of 5 free admission)
Senior citizen 65+ £11.50
Family ticket £33.50
(two adults and two children)
Family ticket  £37.75
(two adults and three children)


Free (non-event days only)

Event Days - Adults £5.00 / Children £3.00



All events must be pre-booked
(see WHAT’S ON page).
Please note, all events vary in price and Hall access will be freeflow only on event days.


We are thrilled to be granting Historic House members free entry for 2023.

Members will still need to book through the online booking system, and show their membership cards on arrival. book a tour

(Please note - You will not be granted access without an in date Historic House membership card)

Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

Access & Facilities



Wheelchair access to the Hall ground floor and gardens only.

Refreshments available from the Malt House Café situated in the Hall gardens, accessed via house and/or South Bridge.

DOGS - Access is given to assistance and therapy dogs only due to the compact and enclosed nature of the grounds, as well as the welfare of our resident ducks. 

In order to protect a Grade I listed building we request that no stilettos are to be worn, and that large rucksacks are not brought into the Hall if at all possible. If this is unavoidable you will be asked to wear it on your front.

Please note there is uneven flooring on the upper floors. 


Harvington Hall  is situated three miles south-east of Kidderminster, about half a mile east of the A450 Birmingham to Worcester road and about half-a-mile north of the A448 from Kidderminster to Bromsgrove.



Harvington Hall Lane,
DY10 4LR

T: +44 (0)1562 777846


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