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Overview

Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years. The famous literary trio, Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were all patrons of the arts and played a significant part in the artistic and literary world at the beginning of the 20th-century.

Renishaw is still very much a family home which adds to its unique atmosphere. Over 115 years ago Sir George Sitwell created what is today one of the most important classical Italianate gardens in Britain.

Ornamental ponds, a spectacular fountain, secret garden rooms, classical statues, overflowing borders and long vistas all feature strongly in these totally unique gardens.

In the Stable Block you can visit The Café at Renishaw and the Sitwell Museum, featuring an exhibition about The Literary Trio and the history of the gardens.


Opening
Opening

2019

Gardens only: 27th March to 29th September: Wednesdays to Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 10.30am till 4.30pm.

Find Us
Find us

3miles from M1/J30. Between Sheffield & Chesterfield, just outside the town of Eckington.

The nearest railway station is Chesterfield, 20 minutes’ drive away. A 50, 50A first bus will take you from Chesterfield to Eckington, and then a 10-15 minute walk will bring you to the Hall and Gardens.

Parking

Car park on site

  • £1.00 parking charge applies. Payable at the Visitor Centre.

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free, garden admission only. Not valid for special events. Members receive a discount on house tours.

Gardens Only: 

£7.00 per adult. £6.50 per concession.

Hall Tour including gardens admission:

£13.50 per adult. £12.50 per concession. £6.50 per Historic Houses member.

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Group Visits
Group Visits

Group tours are available throughout the year.

We have several options for group bookings. Guided tours take visitors through the whole of the ground floor looking at the ten principle rooms.

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Fun Facts
  • The hall was the childhood home of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell, who were prominent figures in the art and literary world in the 20th-century.
  • Renishaw has the largest private collection of John Piper paintings, and also features work by Rex Whistler and John Singer Sargent. The gardens hold the national collection of yuccas.

Weddings


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Set in the Rex Whistler room adjacent to the cafe in the stables, this room offers a different experience from the office.

With room for up to 50 for a meeting or 60 for a reception event, you can choose from a variety of catering options from tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival to a home-cooked buffet.

Facilities

  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Refreshments

The facilities and grounds at Renishaw are beautiful and the lunch provided was perfect, our staff enjoyed the whole experience.

Xactium, Sheffield.


School Visits

Primary & Secondary tours of the hall are available as well as access to the gardens and tours with the Head Gardener.