Important Booking Information 04/11/21 - Harvington is only open Saturdays/Sundays until the 19th December. To book a guided tour please click on the button below. Our Gardens and Coffee Shop are open free of charge. Please note the Hall is only open for guided tours only and not free flow. we request that all visitors wear a face mask when inside the Hall. 

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

Hall and Gardens are open weekends until Dec 19th

We are thrilled to announce that we have extended our opening until Sunday 19th December. 

The Hall, garden and Coffee Shop are open weekends only during the winter period, to book a guided tour please book via our online booking system, alternatively call us on 01562 777846

Our Garden and Coffee Shop remain free entry, If you wanted to Book a table please contact the Malt House Coffee Shop.

Our 2022 events list will be on sale soon!

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

Should you have any queries call us on 01562 777846. 

Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

The Malt House Coffee Shop

In 2021 The Sticky Fig Catering Co. partnered with Harvington Hall to bring you The Malt House Coffee Shop

Taking its name from its historical use, The Malt House is an Elizabethan building that has been sympathetically converted into a small coffee shop, serving artisan coffee, sandwiches and homemade cakes from a bakery counter.

The Malt House menu has been carefully designed to use seasonal produce from local suppliers, to create simple yet comforting food.

Tom Court, owner of The Sticky Fig Catering Co. has said, ‘We hope to create a trusted, local coffee shop that champions British food and suppliers." 

Find out more about The Malt House HERE

Harvington Hall

Opening Times 2021 / 2022

House Tours / Garden / Coffee Shop - Remainder 2021

Saturday and Sunday Only

9:30 to 16:00

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 10minutes. 

OPENING INFORMATION FOR 2022

Guided Tour Start Times 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 

Freeflow Access 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 (Access without a guided tour) 

 

HOUSE TOURS - OPEN

February – October
Wednesday to Sunday
10:30 to 16:00

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

MALT HOUSE COFFEE SHOP / GARDEN - OPEN

February – October
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 to 16:30                                                        

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

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

Admission Prices 2021 / 2022

GUIDED TOURS / FREEFLOW ACCESS (2022 Only)

Adult  £10.00
Child 5-16 yrs £6.00
(children under the age of 5 free admission)
Senior citizen £9.00
Family ticket £26.00
(two adults and two children)
 
Family ticket  £29.00
(two adults and two children)

GARDENS AND COFFEE SHOP

Free (non-event days only)

Event Days - Adults £5.00 / Children £3.00

HISTORIC HOUSE MEMBERS

We are thrilled to be granting Historic House members free entry for 2022.                                                                                                                            Members will still need to book through the online booking system, and show their membership cards on arrival. book a guided tour

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

DAYTIME / EVENING EVENTS 

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.



Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall

Access & Facilities

FREE PARKING

DISABLED PARKING 

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. 

Directions

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.

 

ADDRESS

HARVINGTON HALL,
Harvington Hall Lane,
Harvington,
Kidderminster,
Worcestershire
DY10 4LR

T: +44 (0)1562 777846

E: harvingtonhall@rcaob.org.uk

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