Unfortunately due to a private event and the install of our summer exhibition, Hall Place will be closed on Thursday 23rd March. The reception will remain open for enquiries, shop and ticket sales. The gardens and tearoom will be open as usual
Hall Place is a stunning Tudor house with magnificent gardens sitting on the banks of the River Cray in Bexley.
Find out about all that we have to offer from exhibitions to gardens and butterflies to owls by clicking the links above.
Wedding Open Day & Showcase Day
Hall Place wedding open day: Sunday 29th October 11 – 3pm
A chance to meet the Hall Place team and view the venue dressed to impress. If you are looking for a venue for your wedding ceremony and or reception we would love to show you around.
Hall Place wedding showcase day – Sunday 18th Feberuary 2018.
11 – 3pm
A must for any bride
16 September 2017 – 18 March 2018
The Last Curtsey: Etiquette and elocution, the life of a Debutante
From the mid 19th century young ladies of upper class wealthy families were presented at the Royal Court. Their ‘debut’ into society heralded their entrance into the adult world and search for a suitable husband. Young ladies were whisked through endless rounds of parties, afternoon teas, balls, regattas and other social occasions – all referred to as ‘The Season’. This long standing tradition changed in 1958 when the Queen stopped court presentations, leading to a slow demise and change for the world of a Debutante.
In this exhibition discover the reality behind the glittering parties and beautiful ball gowns. What did it take to make a good Debutante, and did everyone live up to the standard?
Coming soon …
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We need your support to keep the house and gardens open for the enjoyment of all.
Hall Place and Gardens has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £64,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Money raised by National Lottery players will enable Hall Place and Gardens to develop ways to maximise the business opportunities , as well as vital investment into the Grade 1 listed Tudor house and gardens.
Cllr Peter Craske, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Environment and Leisure said; “This is great news. This funding will help us to continue to engage with the fascinating history of the house, as well as think about new developments to expand the use of the house and garden. Hall Place is going through such an exciting period of change. Since the London Borough of Bexley took over the management of the site in April 2017, the house has gained a new lease of life with a packed schedule of new events and activities. It is also a key part of the borough’s wider cultural agenda. Hall Place, together with other local gems such as Danson House, Lesnes Abbey, Crossness and the Carnegie Building, is central to our recent bid to become the first London Borough of Culture.”
The Dino Live exhibition held recently in the Great Hall attracted more than 12,500 visitors during its run, many of whom were coming to Hall Place for the first time. This spring and summer will see another exciting exhibition in the form of ‘Brick City’. Opening on 30 March the Brick City LEGO® exhibition promises architectural landmarks from around the world made entirely from the famous bricks.
Before then, there is still time to catch ‘The Last Curtsey’, an exhibition on the life of a debutante. While visiting, why not take a walk around the gardens that are looking better than ever, thanks to extra investment, that helped the grounds to once again achieve the prestigious Green Flag Award at the end of last year. There will be a host of events making the most of these glorious surroundings throughout the summer of 2018.