Overview

Raveningham Hall is the Grade II* listed home of Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt OBE DL and his family. The Bacons have been at Raveningham since 1735, today the site comprises 10 acres of gardens and a 5,500 acre rural estate. 

Raveningham Gardens, like many others is the work of one person - Sir Nicholas’s mother, Priscilla Bacon. She lived here for 50 years and in that time greatly enlarged the garden, creating magnificent herbaceous borders. 

Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon have since created a lake to celebrate the millennium, an arboretum and a stumpery. The superb walled kitchen garden with a restored Boulton and Paul glasshouse, supplies fruit and vegetables for the Hall as it did in its Victorian heyday. 

There is also a Time Garden based on Sir Francis Bacon’s ‘Essay of Gardens’, a rose garden and a herb garden. Sculptures by Lady Bacon are placed in and around the garden.

Throughout the year the parkland setting provides a glorious backdrop to the Hall and the main garden. We also have a newly refurbished tea room offering light refreshments.


Today
Today’s opening hours

February
2nd February to 28th February Sunday to Friday – closed Saturdays.

Opening
Opening

2020

Our Gardens & Tea Room will usually be open 11am – 4pm on the following dates:

February
2nd February to 28th February Sunday to Friday – closed Saturdays.

February
NGS – 18th February pre booked tickets only please see NGS website – ngs.org.uk for details and how to book.

May
20th May to 29th May open Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

June
3rd June to 26th June open Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays.

July
1st July to 31st July – open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sundays.

August
2nd August to 30th August – open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sundays.

September
2nd September to 18th September – open Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays.

Find Us
Find us

Located 15 miles south of Norwich off the B1136.

Take the train to Norwich or Lowestoft then bus to Hales, followed by a walk of approximately 1.6 miles.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Gardens only.

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £5

Concessions: £4.50

Under 16: Free

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

Pre booked group visits welcome on weekdays throughout the main season. Special weekend and evening visits can also be arranged. Please call for group charges.

Please call 01508 548480 or email: barbara@raveningham.com

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

Visit website

Weddings


Today
Today’s opening hours

February
2nd February to 28th February Sunday to Friday – closed Saturdays.

Opening
Opening

2020

Our Gardens & Tea Room will usually be open 11am – 4pm on the following dates:

February
2nd February to 28th February Sunday to Friday – closed Saturdays.

February
NGS – 18th February pre booked tickets only please see NGS website – ngs.org.uk for details and how to book.

May
20th May to 29th May open Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

June
3rd June to 26th June open Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays.

July
1st July to 31st July – open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sundays.

August
2nd August to 30th August – open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sundays.

September
2nd September to 18th September – open Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays.

Find Us
Find us

Located 15 miles south of Norwich off the B1136.

Take the train to Norwich or Lowestoft then bus to Hales, followed by a walk of approximately 1.6 miles.

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Gardens only.

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £5

Concessions: £4.50

Under 16: Free

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

Pre booked group visits welcome on weekdays throughout the main season. Special weekend and evening visits can also be arranged. Please call for group charges.

Please call 01508 548480 or email: barbara@raveningham.com

Other opening


School Visits

We offer visits for primary and secondary schools.


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