Things to see and do

 
View of Brodsworth Hall and Gardens through the laburnum arch across vivid summer beds

Victorian Home

Bring your family and appreciate the grandeur of Victorian living. Built by the fabulously wealthy Charles Thellusson, Brodsworth Hall was the Thellusson family home for over 120 years. Designed in the Italianate style of the 1860s, the 'grand rooms' on the ground floor recall its Victorian heyday. Many of the original furnishings can still be seen - explore some of the highlights from the collection

In the Billiard Room, perfectly preserved as 'gentlemen's retreat', you can spot the mummified hooves of the 1855 Doncaster Cup winner. Don't miss the cavernous Victorian kitchen with its impressive cooking range and the cosier 'Aga kitchen' and scullery with the original housekeeper's chair.

The sumptuously decorated drawing room in Brodsworth Hall

Unique Guided Tour

Take a unique guided tour around the house which has been preserved exactly as the last resident, Sylvia Grant-Dalton, left it in 1988.

The house appears as Sylvia used it, making do and mending as her funds and servants dwindled. Whilst some rooms have kept a sense of grandeur, elsewhere the hard years of gentle decline are apparent.

The library's original wallpaper and carpets are faded, and Charles Thellusson's woodworking room is full of the family's clutter. Look out for a Second World War baby's 'cradle gas mask', and a rare stuffed specimen of an American 'passenger pigeon'.

View of Brodsworth Hall formal gardens

Glorious Gardens

Spectacularly restored to their full Victorian splendour, the gardens are home to a collection of grand gardens in miniature, filled with colourful seasonal plantings and displays.

Stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto and the beautiful wild rose dell.

Take in romantic views of the formal gardens and pleasure grounds from the restored summerhouse, and enjoy the period bedding plants in the Flower Garden.

A ploughman's lunch served at the Brodsworth tea room

Tearoom

After an afternoon exploring head over to the tearoom and terrace. The tearoom serves a delicious selection of high quality Yorkshire food using the best local, fresh ingredients. We also have a children's selection. 

In fine weather, you can enjoy the tranquillity of the hall from the outdoor seating on the Tea Terrace.

You are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens.

Plan your visit to Brodsworth Hall and Gardens today.

Conservation staff remove furniture to carry out essential work

Caring for Brodsworth: A new experience

Until Autumn 2017 Brodsworth Hall will have a different feel as we carry out much-needed work to help halt the decay of this Victorian country house.

Experience conservation in action and discover more about the challenges of caring for Brodsworth Hall in our new exhibition. Find out more.

A father and son playing in the playground at Brodworth Hall and Gardens.

Family fun

Swing, slide and climb until you're out of puff in the play area near the church. In the garden wind your way through the colourful formal flower beds to get a great view from the summerhouse. Trip-trap over and under the bridges of the fern dell, sniff your way through the wild rose dell and don't forget your blanket for a picnic on the lawn.

Enjoy family activities during the school holidays, live brass bands on summer Sundays and a year-round programme of events.

'step into englands story