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 reopens for 2024 in February

After the success of our centenary year in 2023, Harvington's programme for 2024 is set to be bigger and better than ever before! 

The Hall, garden and Coffee Shop are open Wednesday to Sunday from Saturday 10th February to Sunday 3rd November 2024. Throughout November and December we are open Saturday and Sunday only until Sunday 15th December. 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 2024 events list is now on sale! (please note new events are being added regularly) 

For events, please check our ‘Events’ page, Facebook and Twitter for details.

Should you have any queries call us on 01562 777846. 

Or email harvingtonhall@rcaob.org.uk 

Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

Opening Times 2024

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 events page.

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






February 10th – November 3rd
Wednesday to Sunday
10:30 to 16:00

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


February 10th – November 3rd
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 2024


Historic Houses Member Free
(Membership cards must be shown on arrival)
Adult  £12.50
Senior citizen 65+ £11.50
Child 5-16 yrs £7.50
(Children under the age of 5 free admission)
Family ticket £32.50
(Two adults and two children)
Family ticket  £36.25
(Two adults and three children)
Art Pass Member £6.25
Blue Peter Badge Holder Free
(Blue Peter Cards must be shown on arrival)
Carers Free
(Must show proof on arrival)


Free (non-event days only)

Event Days - Adults £5.00 / Children £3.00



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


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

E: harvingtonhall@rcaob.org.uk

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