Tours & Group Visits
Tours of the Hall and gardens offer visitors an exclusive experience of our heritage. Our expert volunteer tour guides will lead you on a journey through our fascinating history which encompasses 900 years of exploration, discoveries and quirky characters. The oldest building on site dates back to 1285 and is believed to be the oldest domestic building in North Warwickshire. You will also explore our Tudor Jettied Building and Great Hall, the bedroom of the naturalist, John Ray, the old kitchen and our grand Georgian west wing. The Walled Garden and orchard can be found hidden away behind the old cottages and have their own impressive stories to tell too.
Booking a group visit or tour
Pre-booked tour groups will begin their day with tea, coffee and biscuits in the South Dining Room before being given a short introduction to Middleton Hall. Visitors will then begin their chosen tour which last approximately 1 hour. After the tour, their is free time to explore the Hall, gardens and grounds at your own leisure until 4pm. Guided tours are available Monday to Wednesday throughout the year and groups can choose from a history, architecture or garden tour. Groups may also choose to just pay standard entry and visit us for the day. Please give us a call in advance and coach parking can be arranged.
All the information you will need can be found in our brochure. To book your tour please contact the Hall on 01827 283095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to visit the Hall before booking your visit, free vouchers are available to two representatives of your group. To request a voucher, please contact the Hall in advance of your visit.
The minimum number for a group is 15 and the maximum is 80. All prices are correct at this time but are subject to change.
20% off tours booked for November 2019 and February 2020!
*20% discount on group tours applies to pre-booked groups tours only and does not apply to standard entry, Peel talks or food orders. You must have a minimum group size of 15 people. Valid on weekdays only. Please get in touch to check our availability.
Hall tours open to the public
Hall tours are available to the general public on the last Sunday of the month between March and August.
Dates & times
- 29th March, 12pm
- 26th April, 12pm
- 31st May, 12pm
- 28th June, 12pm
- 26th July, 12pm
- 30th August, 12pm
Prices & tickets
Standard Adult £10.00, Friend of MH or Historic House member £4.00, FREE for U16s (must be accompanied by an adult). Your tour ticket includes admission to the Hall, gardens and grounds until 4pm and a complimentary hot drink in our tea-room (Willughby’s, not Bake 180).
Standard admission is normally £6.00, so it is just an additional £4.00 for a guided tour lasting approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
You can purchase tickets online or reserve tickets by contacting the Hall on 01827 283095. Eventbrite charge a booking fee for booking online.
“We had a lovely day at Middleton Hall last Wednesday. We were welcomed by Victoria, had our tea and coffee and a fun and informative introductory talk from Joanna. Paul and Paula then took us on our Garden Tour, they obviously love the garden and their enthusiasm made the tour a delight. The garden was beautiful and the history brought to life by our guides.” Lynda, Gnosall Phoenix Club, visited June 2019.
“Just a brief note to say many thanks to you and your staff. Everyone from Olton U3A enjoyed our day and although the weather was not the best it did not spoil our day at all. We met Richard in the garden during the morning and his enthusiasm was superb and many of our group said they would like to come back in future for a guided tour of the gardens. The man in the Peel Museum was also very interesting and it was a pity we were running a bit low on time (and energy) when we reached him later in the afternoon.” Rob, Olton U3A, visited June 2019.
“We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit yesterday – the lovely weather did help. Thank you to you and to all your enthusiastic volunteers. You obviously have an excellent group – the guides, catering and the (unseen) gardeners worked hard for us. I know that some of us will be making a return visit.” Janet, Friends of Nottingham Museums, visited May 2019.
“Thank you very much for organising our visit yesterday – everything was very efficient and as planned. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Can you please also pass on our thanks to Debbie, Paul, Paula and Richard. Their enthusiasm and knowledge was appreciated by everyone and really helped to make our visit so interesting! We also all equally enjoyed our visit to the Hall and Peel Museum in the afternoon. All in all an excellent day! We will come again and recommend it to our friends!” Roger, Barston U3A, visited April 2019.
“I am writing to thank you very much for making the arrangements with our Secretary, in preparation for our visit, for your helpfulness in answering our questions and for ensuring that all went as arranged on the day itself. I found it a most interesting visit and have received positive comments. Our thanks to you for your welcome and introductory talk and to our guides and to all your volunteers who were there to look after us.” – Sheila, visited with a group of 28 in August 2018.
I write to thank you all most sincerely for your attention to the members of our group today. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Middleton Hall, and were all most impressed by the kind welcome we received when we arrived, the initial refreshments we enjoyed, and the talk and tour guides who all performed an excellent task. The whole story of Middleton Hall, from ruin to resurrection is a remarkable history, which we found quite mind-blowing. The knowledge of the three guides was fantastic and the details of the tours most enlightening. And of course we enjoyed the lunch prepared for us, so please thank that catering team also. All good wishes for the continuation of the work you are undertaking; we do hope that the barn can eventually be restored.” – Alan, visited with a group of 36 people in September 2018.