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Group Visits


Medieval and Tudor manor house

Medieval and Tudor manor house


Bookings Co-Ordinator

01629 812855


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Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 4 Dec Gloriana
Wed 7 - Fri 9 Dec Christmas Candlelight Tours
Sat 10 Dec Doncaster Waites
Sun 11 Dec Burbage Bellrigners
Mon 12 - Tue 13 Dec Christmas Candlelight Tours
Sat 17 Dec Vocalium


We welcome school visits to this perfect medieval and Tudor house, ideal for any Key Stage.

Haddon Hall is brought to life by our experienced guides. Students are enthralled with the history of the house and the colourful characters connected with it.

Primary Groups:
There are 3 main options for a primary school visit. A guided tour with one of our guides, introducing the hall to the students and covering the history of the building and life in the medieval and Tudor eras. This tour can also be tailored to suit other subjects, such as Creative Studies and Literacy. Students can use the hall and its decor to inspire their own creativity, whether it's designing a new wooden chair or writing a diary about a banquet at the hall.

In addition to the tour of the Hall, we offer a costume room experience (suited to Key Stage 2). The Tudor household is described through costumes, and the children get the chance to dress up as different members of the Vernon and Manners families. This enjoyable experience brings the history of the household to life and is a great photo opportunity for the school visit!

Lastly there is the Ecology half days. Students are taken around the estate to see the wildlife and plants that make Haddon their home. Meet our ancient trees, try and spot the Longhorn cattle, or build a minibeast hotel.

Secondary Groups:
For secondary groups we can offer a tour-based visit as above, where one of our guides can focus on a chosen topic.
For Design & Technology subjects there is a self-guided option. Where your teachers can supervise the students around the hall, as they sketch ideas from the hall itself and the decor.
For a more indepth look at the hall there is the option of Guided Activities. These 20-minute activities are designed by our Education Team to suite your chosen subject, and get the students interacting with their environment.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Open all the time


Primary Child with Costume Room-£7.25
Primary Child with tour only-£6.00
Primary Ecology Half Day-£7.25

Secondary Student teacher-led visit-£6.00
Secondary Student with tour-£7.25
Secondary Student with Guided Activities-£9.00

One Adult in every 10 children is free. Any extra Adults will be charged at £10.50 per adult.




    See location of Haddon Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SK 227666  Lat: 53.19184 Long: -1.65145

    On A6 between Rowsley and Bakewell. Follow brown tourist signs from Matlock or Bakewell.
    Bus routes: Transpeak from Manchester and Nottingham or R61.
    Nearest railway station: Chesterfield or Matlock.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Matlock station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesHas steps and no ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesBaby changing facilities


    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesWheelchairs provided
      • YesFree
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesAudible alarm system


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 20
        Number of steps to entrance
      • YesHandrail by steps
    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesVegetarian
    • YesHigh chairs for children


    • Haddon Hall is a Grade 1* listed building. It is built on a hillside above the valley of the River Wye. Because of the nature of the site, there are many different levels within the house itself. Access for visitors with disabilities and especially those using wheelchairs is very restricted. The ground floor is mainly flag stones, which have a worn uneven surface. Care and attention must be paid especially in doorways. Due to the changing levels in the Hall there are small steps between rooms.