YOUR GUIDED TOUR

Hall Place historic house is open for visitors to discover its exciting and colourful history first hand on a booked guided tour.

If you join a pre-booked and ticketed tour, our guides will take you around our popular Grade I listed country house. We will show you how the House has evolved over time. And we will tell you about its colourful occupants and how they changed the house over the centuries to suit their own needs.

If you prefer, you can join our Curator for a tour focussed on a specific period in Hall Place’s history.

Please see below for the types of tours we have available. We will be adding more dates in the future, so do check back on our website and our social media pages.

Curator led tour of Codename Santa Fe: The Secret Wartime History of Hall Place

Our passionate curator will take you around the historic house exploring how the rooms were used over 70 years ago to carry out top-secret work as part of Operation Ultra. Discover how American soldiers stationed at Hall Place – code name Santa Fe – intercepted encoded messages sent by the Germans.

You will have time after the tour to visit our exhibition displaying GI veterans’ memories and declassified files that reveal the importance of their round-the-clock, top-secret work, which helped defeat the Nazis.

Book tickets for Santa Fe tour 19 July
Book tickets for Santa Fe tour 20 September

Curator led tour of Bexley Technical School for Girls at Hall Place

Our passionate curator will take you around the historic house exploring how the rooms were used during the 1950s and 1960s as an annexe to the main school, as extra space was needed for classrooms. Discover how the girls were taught such lessons as Geography, Needlework and Music in a beautiful Tudor house.

You will have time after the tour to visit our exhibition displaying school objects from times gone by. You can test yourself at the 11+ and see if you would have gone to a Grammar School or Technical School.

Book tickets for Bexley Tech School tour 11th August
Book tickets for Bexley Tech School tour 17th October

Tour of historic Hall Place

Our passionate guides will take you around the historic house exploring how the house has evolved and changed with each owner since the 16th century. There might be a few secrets revealed too!

You will have time after the tour to visit our exhibition galleries showcasing objects from the Bexley Museum Collection dating back to pre-historic and Roman times, as well as immersing yourself in WW2 Hall Place.

Book tickets for tour of historic house 26th July
Book tickets for tour of historic house 15th August
Book tickets for tour of historic house 28th September

Group Tours

If you are a group wishing to visit and book a tour please do email hallplacemuseum@bexley.gov.uk or contact us on 01322 526574, and we can arrange a date with you. The cost of a tour is £8 per person, and you are welcome to choose any of the types of tours above ;- Santa Fe Tour, Bexley Technical School for Girls Tour, Historic House tour.

  • Tours on a Thurs – Sun can be booked no more than 2 months in advance
  • Tours on a Mon – Weds can be booked no more than 4 months in advance
  • Minimum number required for tour 30 people