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Knowsley Hall

Set within a 2,500 acre private walled estate, an aristocratic mansion which has welcomed royalty and distinguished visitors since it opened its doors in 1495.

Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AJ

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Not free for members
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
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Knowsley has been the home to the Earls of Derby since 1385, and the Hall, set in an extensive private park, houses a splendid and historically important collection of fine art.

The Hall today is a fascinating structure, boasting a classic Georgian facade and some extremely fine Jacobean, Baroque and Victorian interiors, including the breath-taking 58 foot long State Dining Room with its impressive carved oak panelling and lofty figurative ceiling.

Since 1999, after the first phase of major restoration project, the Hall has been available for conferences, weddings, other private and corporate events and filming.

There are fifteen ensuite bedrooms and two further bedrooms with shared washroom facilities. Each room has been individually designed by The Countess of Derby herself and are immaculately maintained by the housekeeping team.

Knowsley Hall is open to the public for only five days a year although pre-booked groups are welcome throughout the year.

Admission

Knowsley Hall is primarily open for exclusive events, such as weddings, gala dinners, award ceremonies, filming and corporate functions, but is also open for 5 days per year to the public for guided tours.

£21 pp to include tour with tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please contact events@knowsley.com or call 0151 489 4827 to find out more about their open days.

https://knowsleyhallvenue.co.uk/get-in-touch/

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Group Visits

The tour of Knowsley Hall lasts approximately 1 and ½ hours and incorporates the 600-year-long history of the Stanley family and the Earls of Derby as well as the history of the Hall, Park and Estate. Guests will be guided through all the State Rooms and more.

For a guided tour of Knowsley Hall numbers must be for a minimum of 20 and we can accommodate up to a maximum of 30 with prices starting from £18 per person.

Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Getting here

Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AJ

Knowsley Hall is ideally located for easy access from a number of areas in the North West including Liverpool, Manchester, Southport, Warrington, Chester and Wirral.

There is exceptionally easy access from the key motorway network of M62 & M57.

  • Runcorn Station – Approx. 15 minute taxi
  • Warrington Station – Approx. 20 minute taxi
  • Lime Street Station – Approx. 25 minute taxi
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