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‘Cassandra’: a new exhibition in the making

At Middleton Hall, we would like to showcase the histories of women who have lived and worked here.We are currently in the process of creating a new exhibition about Cassandra Willoughby, Duchess of Chandos. The Willoughby family first came to

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Just keep running!

Just keep running, just keep running …. First and foremost, thank you to everyone who has already sponsored my run in aid of the Tudor Barn Project. Over £700 has already been generously donated. Donations have varied from a few

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It’s national volunteer week!

It’s national volunteer week 1st – 7th June and we’d like to celebrate our volunteers. Our volunteer army come from all different walks of life and vary in age from 20 to 85. They support the Trust in all sorts

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Betty nominated for a North Warwickshire Volunteer Award

Betty started volunteering at Middleton Hall with her husband, Geoff, in 1985. Middleton Hall Trust was founded in 1980 so when the Fox’s joined the team, the restoration works had only just begun. Geoff Fox put his carpentry skills to

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Let the training begin!

My name is Amy and I am the Visitor Experience Coordinator at Middleton Hall Trust. I have signed up to run Nottingham’s Robin Hood Half-Marathon this September to support match funding for the restoration of our Tudor Barn. Amy, Visitor

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International Women’s Day

Looking through just a handful of photographs in our archive shows how much Middleton Hall has changed over the years. It was a lived-in home up until 1966 when it was sold to Amey Roadstone Corporation. The company used the

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Volunteer Stories: Bob

Bob started volunteering at Middleton Hall in 2011. He had retired from his career in printer maintenance in 2009, and wanted to get involved in local conservation work to keep him busy. Bob is passionate about wildlife conservation so he

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Volunteer Stories: Alex and Esme

Last month, two local students volunteered at Middleton Hall for their work experience placements. Both Alex and Esme had worked with us before, and we were delighted to welcome them back! It’s really great to be able to support young

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Volunteer Stories: Betty

Middleton Hall has over 950 years of history, but arguably its most rapid transformation has taken place over the past 37 years. A trust was founded in 1980 to restore the historic house and gardens that had been abandoned in

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Memories of Middleton

We love hearing stories of people’s memories of Middleton Hall. We have heard tales of New Years Eve dam failures, aerial photography from a kite, dances given in the Great Hall and recently this tale from John, who remembers a

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