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Overview

Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Worcestershire, Harvington Hall is a beautiful moated manor house with the largest surviving series of priest hides in the country and a rare collection of original Elizabethan wall paintings.

Originally built in the 1300s and developed magnificently in the late 1500s, Harvington Hall brings to life the fascinating history of the survival of Roman Catholic families and clergymen during the Reformation of the late sixteenth century.

The Hall’s beautiful gardens offer a peaceful retreat, with a stunning display of colour and a variety of styles. Boasting a formal knot garden and courtyard, a wildflower garden and cottage-style floral borders, the Hall’s gardens are lovingly tended by dedicated volunteers.

The Moatside Tearoom offers superb homemade cakes and scones and light lunches, all in an atmospheric historic setting. The Hall’s gift shop offers a selection of Fairtrade and unusual gifts and homeware.


Opening
Opening

April-September: Wednesday to Sunday, 11.30am to 5pm.

March and October: Wednesday to Sunday, 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Last entry one hour before close.

Find Us
Find us

The Hall is situated three miles south-east of Kidderminster, about half a mile east of the A450 Birmingham to Worcester road and about half-a-mile north of the A448 from Kidderminster to Bromsgrove.

Bus: Kidderminster - Droitwich, No .133 to Harvington, opposite the Dog Inn, followed by a 10 minute walk to the Hall. 

Train: The closest station is Kidderminster. From there it is a 10 minute drive or a 1 hour walk to the Hall.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free.
Coach drivers may unload passengers outside the Hall but are asked to park in the walled car park if possible.

Taxi

Regency Taxis 01562 66666

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free. 

Adults: £9.00
Seniors: £8.00
Children (Under 16s): £5.00
Family (2 Adults & 3 Children): £25.00

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

Harvington Hall welcomes adult groups of up to 60 people, and a guided tour is arranged for all groups at no additional charge. 

Groups of more than 20 people can be admitted at a discounted rate of £7.50 per person. 

Catering is available upon request. 

Find out more

Contact us: 01562 777846 or harvingtonhall@btconnect.com


A word from the owner

Harvington Hall is a lovely, peaceful place to live and, even if their squawking can keep me awake at night, my toddler and I love to feed the ducks on the moat!

Things to See

Fun Facts

Harvington Hall has the largest surviving collection of priest hides in the country, many of which are believed to have been built by the famous priest hide-maker, Nicholas Owen. 

The Hall also has an abundance of rare, original, Elizabethan wall paintings which, together with the hides, arguably form the most outstanding record of the Counter-Reformation anywhere in England.


Weddings

The Grade I listed moated manor house of Harvington offers a unique and charming setting for your wedding reception, with beautiful grounds and distinctive historic interiors.

The Hall’s stunning gardens offer a picturesque, yet relaxed, location for photographs.

The enchanting Moatside Restaurant is a perfect venue for an intimate wedding reception, and the Great Chamber is a grand, atmospheric space for larger receptions of up to 50 people. 

Facilities

  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

If you're looking for something unique and special for your wedding reception, Harvington Hall offers something a bit different.

Bride & Groom

Thank you for making our special day so absolutely and completely perfect.

Bride & Groom


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Harvington Hall can offer intimate meeting spaces for small meetings of up to 12 people, or the atmospheric Great Chamber for up to 50 delegates.

Facilities

  • Projector and screen
  • Plentiful parking
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments

School Visits

Harvington Hall’s Sandford Award-winning education programme offers pupils a chance to study the Reformation through a fascinating case-study of a unique house.

There is also an opportunity for pupils to take part in Tudor Activity and ‘Journey of Faith’ Days. 

Find out more.