Group Visits

Hall Place is a stunning Tudor house with magnificent gardens

Sitting on the banks of the River Cray, Hall Place was once the country residence of Sir John Champneys, a successful merchant and former Lord Mayor of London. Today you can imagine genteel life in Tudor times as you wander through the beautiful rooms, including the magnificent panelled great hall with minstrel’s gallery, the long gallery with its decorative plaster ceiling, the bell tower and the Tudor kitchen. A taster of our diverse museum collection is also on display as well as our latest exhibition.

menu-hp-your-visitWhatever the season, there is always a spectacular show in our award winning gardens. Our favourites include the stunning ‘Queen’s Beasts’ topiary sculptures, the herbaceous borders and the romantic wildflower meadow. In the glasshouses see the banana trees as well as fish and terrapins in the pond.

 

Other attractions in the local area include the National Trust’s Red House and English Heritage’s Eltham Palace. Why not combine a visit for the perfect day out for your group?

Whilst at Hall Place & Gardens you can also enjoy a visit to our seasonal partners:  Butterfly Jungles Experience and All About Owls.

Visitors are able to walk amongst stunning free flying butterflies from around the world in a rainforest environment full to the brim with beautiful exotic flowers in the Butterfly Jungles Experience. The plant centre offers a range of butterfly attracting plants, shrubs and wild flowers and the tropical plant section sells all sorts of rare and exotics suitable for the greenhouse
and conservatory.

You can also meet captive owls and even get the chance to hold one. Meet Jambs Owls and their visitor-friendly barn owls, eagle owls and other species. Hear how the owls survive in the wild, what they like to eat and even learn about their nocturnal habits.

“Everyone in our group yesterday agreed that our visit to Hall Place was one of the best we have done.    Such an interesting house – two in one – and then a complete change when we spent ages watching the pictures projected onto the little pond in the exhibition (Watershed, Summer 2015).    After a very ample lunch we set about exploring the gardens and park then it was back for tea and cake so we didn’t leave till gone five. Thank you to all the staff for such a lovely day.”
Jane, Richmond U3A,  15 July 2015

For more information contact us:

By telephone: 01322 621240

By email: hallplaceenquiries@bexley.gov.uk