Kelmarsh, Northampton,
Northants NN6 9LY

Kelmarsh, Northampton,
Northants NN6 9LY

Kelmarsh Hall

Hall: CLOSED

Kelmarsh Garden

Gardens: CLOSED

Kelmarsh Tea Room

Tea Rooms: CLOSED

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Kelmarsh Hall Wins National Heritage Education Award

Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens are the winners of the Historic Houses 2018 Frances Garnham Award, presented for Innovation in Heritage Education.

World War One Centenary at Kelmarsh Hall

From the 7th to 9th November, visitors followed the story of the war with a series of performances and displays throughout the hall.

Kelmarsh says Thanks to Volunteers in 2018!

Throughout 2018 Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens welcomed a new team of dedicated volunteers, who volunteer at Kelmarsh in a number of different roles...

Kelmarsh Celebrates Volunteers for National Volunteers Week

Kelmarsh Hall owe much to the teams of dedicated volunteers who volunteer on a weekly basis throughout the Hall and Gardens. With a series of roles...

HLF Supported 'Below Stairs' Restoration Opens to the Public

This April marks an exciting new chapter for Kelmarsh Hall as they open the doors to a previously unseen area of the hall...

Preview Opening of 'Below Stairs' Restoration for the Local Community

This March, Kelmarsh held a soft opening to give the local community a preview of the newly restored servants quarters and laundry for members of...

Looking Back at Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens in 2017

As another year comes to an end, we decided to continue the tradition from our 2016 news post and look back over what we achieved in 2017 at Kelmarsh ...

Exhibition Preparations Underway to Bring ‘Below Stairs’ Back to Life

This August, the major construction works were completed for our £1.6million 'Tunneling through the Past' conservation project, meaning work on the exhibition...

Restoration Project gets Daventry District Council's Support

The Kelmarsh Trust is delighted to have been awarded a grant of £15,000 from Daventry District Council to support the Heritage Lottery Funded...

Volunteers Plant Dahlias for the Late Summer Display

In the second week of May we have just planted out almost 300 dahlia tubers, comprising approximately 70 varieties, mainly in the Walled Kitchen Garden...

MacDonald Gill Exhibition comes to Kelmarsh Hall

As part of a visit to Kelmarsh hall in 2017, are thrilled to be hosting an exhibition of work by MacDonald Gill...

Looking Back At Kelmarsh Hall And Gardens In 2016

As the year is drawing to a close we are reflecting on 2016. We have had a brilliant year and achieved many things as a charity and would like thank...

Moulton College Student Learns the Ropes at Kelmarsh Hall

Eddie Northover, a student from Moulton College, has been undertaking a placement for the past two weeks at Kelmarsh Hall. By working with the...

Appeal for Historic Image to Bring the Laundry Restoration To Life

Can you help with our project to open up the Laundry and ‘below stairs’ areas of Kelmarsh Hall?

Hidden Secrets of the Past Hall found beneath Kelmarsh

Kelmarsh Hall is undertaking its largest ever restoration project and are excited to announce the appointment of the project archaeologists.

'Behind the Scenes' Restoration Tours and 'Have a Go' Restoration Days Announced

Kelmarsh Hall is undertaking its largest ever restoration project. Throughout the winter we are giving visitors and the local community the ...

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings come to Kelmarsh

Last week we welcomed three scholars, Triona Byrne, Declan Cahill and Gethin Harvey, from The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) ...

Horticultural Trainees Undertake Placements At Kelmarsh Hall

Two budding horticulturalists have been given the opportunity to undertake training placements at Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens. Thanks to the support from...

Trainee Gardener Joins the Team on a Year Long Placement

Jo Moore, a budding horticulturist is undertaking a placement with Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens. With the help of the Women’s Farm and Garden...

Kelmarsh Hall is Awarded Museum Accreditation

Kelmarsh Hall is proud to announce that it has been awarded full Arts Council Museum Accreditation. The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally ...

Kelmarsh Celebrates Conservation Awards

We are delighted to announce that our recent paint restoration project in the Great Hall is now award winning! Earlier in July the project won...

Contractor Appointed For 'Below Stairs' Restoration Project

Stone Edge has been appointed to carry out the restoration and development work for Kelmarsh Hall’s Tunnelling through the Past project. The company...

Volunteers Lead Revitalisation of the Old Lavender Garden

A small portion of our garden has been revitalised thanks to the hard work and kind donations from our garden volunteers this May. As part of a plan to bring ...

Summer Horticultural Training Placement at Kelmarsh

Thanks to the support of the Kelmarsh Trust, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners and Dr John and Mrs J Lancaster, we are pleased to be able to offer a...

Paint Restoration Project Completed At Kelmarsh Hall

Four months of painstaking paint restoration is now complete at Kelmarsh Hall, with visitors able to see the work for themselves when the Hall re-opens...

Frittilaries out in Full Force

A wander down the tree-lined driveway at Kelmarsh Hall is a sight to behold at the moment, as hundreds of snakes-head fritillaries have burst into life...

A Private View of a Wedding at Kelmarsh

Couples looking for a country house wedding venue are invited to see what their special day could look like at Kelmarsh Hall, which has recently under...

Paint Preservation Project Offers Unique Opportunity For University Students

Conservation students are gaining a unique insight into the painstaking work involved in preserving an important example of interior decoration at Kelmarsh...

Research Volunteers Build the Picture of Life Below Stairs

A volunteer is building a picture of what life was like living and working on a country estate in the 19th and 20th centuries, after spending months...

Funders Supporting our 'Below Stairs' Restoration Project

A major restoration project at Kelmarsh Hall has received support from a number of grant funding bodies, with work due to get under way in a few month...

Four-Month Paint Restoration Project Gets Under Way At Kelmarsh Hall

A significant example of interior decoration by John Fowler will be preserved at Kelmarsh Hall with a programme of paint conservation in progress which...

Operations Manager Celebrates 25 years at Kelmarsh Hall

Kelmarsh Hall’s Operations Manager, Des Brack, marks 25 years at the country house this year – after starting out as a tenant on the estate...

The Women Who Shaped The Kelmarsh Gardens

The women who shaped the gardens at Kelmarsh Hall will be the subject of a talk taking place this autumn. Guest speaker Kristina Taylor, a garden...

Heritage Student Learns the Ropes at Kelmarsh Hall

A student who started as a volunteer at Kelmarsh Hall has now taken on a part-time role which will complement her studies. Louisa Scotney is studying...

Kelmarsh Gardener Offers Tips on the BBC

Kelmarsh gardener Sam Baillie appeared on the BBC’s The Instant Gardener recently to offer his advice to a family looking to create a low-allergy...

Philadelphus Garden Restoration Project To Begin

Another area of the historic gardens at Kelmarsh Hall is set to be restored to its former glory with work under way to rejuvenate the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe...

Young Horticulturist starts RHS-supported Traineeship at Kelmarsh

A student horticulturist has been given the opportunity to hone his skills in the historic gardens at Kelmarsh Hall thanks to the award of a RHS bursary...

Volunteer Project Day in the Gardens

A group of volunteers made a valuable contribution to the gardens at Kelmarsh Hall by helping to re-plant hundreds of dahlia tubers ready for the summer...

Enjoy 'Painting in the Orangery' This Summer

Kelmarsh Hall’s artist-in-residence Maureen Smith returns this year to offer Painting in the Orangery workshops...

Major Restoration Project To Go Ahead Thanks To £1.2m Lottery Grant

Visitors to Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire will soon be able to experience life ‘below stairs’ in a country house thanks to a £1.2 ...

Historic Orangery enters a New Chapter

The 18th century Orangery at Kelmarsh Hall was salvaged in the 1950’s from neighboring Brixworth Hall with the support of the Finnis Scott Foundation, Garfield...

Join us for our First Ever 'Dahlia Fiesta' This Summer

Every Sunday in September we will be showcasing our huge collection of Dahlias, which is beginning to be recognised as one of the most varied ...

The Walled Garden's New Residents

We have welcomed some new feathered friends to our walled kitchen garden – and they have already made themselves quite at home. The eight ...

Garden Volunteer Wins Gold Medal at RHS Flower Show

One of our talented volunteers has won an RHS gold award for her creation of a beautiful border. June Feehan and friend Margaret Dobbs scooped the...

Vote for Kelmarsh Hall at the NMHH Heritage Awards

We are delighted to announce that we are finalists in this year’s Northamptonshire Museum and Historic Houses Forum Heritage Awards in the People...

Return of The Popular Hot Air Balloon And Jazz Night

We are thrilled to announce that the popular hot air balloon and Jazz night is returning on Friday, July 4th. Visitors can bring along a picnic, listen...

Kelmarsh Hall and Garden Open for 2014

Visitors can now visit Kelmarsh Hall for guided tours and to delight in our wonderful gardens. The doors to our Hall are open on selected days through...

Snowdrop Spread Sucess

Staff at Kelmarsh Hall would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at the recent ‘Snowdrop Spread’....

Work To Start on the Restoration of the Orangery

Work starts this month on a unique restoration project at Kelmarsh Hall which will see a derelict 18th century Orangery transformed for public use ...

Volunteers Needed For Kelmarsh Hall's 'Snowdrop Spread'

Kelmarsh Hall is appealing for volunteers who could help with a ‘Snowdrop Spread’ gardening challenge this month. It is at this time of...

Snowdrop Wish List - Can You Help?

A snowdrop wish list has been compiled to help Kelmarsh Hall diversify its spring display - and members of the public being called on to help. With...

Kelmarsh and the Cut Flower Garden on the Great British Garden Revival

Monday's episode of BBC Two’s Great British Garden Revival included footage of Kelmarsh Hall's walled garden, focusing on cut flowers...

Kelmarsh to Feature on BBC Two's Great British Garden Revival

Kelmarsh Hall will feature on a new BBC Two series seeking to reverse the decline in Britain’s horticultural history...

Christmas Fair to Support the Orangery Restoration

Visitors to Kelmarsh Hall’s Christmas Fair will have the chance to support a campaign to restore a derelict 18th century Orangery in the grounds...

Plans Underway to Restore the Orangery

Plans have been submitted to restore the derelict 18th century Orangery in the grounds of Kelmarsh Hall so it can be used by the public once again. ...

5,000 Bulbs Planted by Volunteers in Two Days

Kelmarsh’s Big Bulb-Planting Challenge, held to mark Wild About Gardens Week, was a huge success, with volunteers planting more than 5,000 ...

The Big-Bulb Planting Challange

Roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty and take part in Kelmarsh Hall’s Big Bulb-Planting Challenge to plant 2,000 fritillary bulbs in two days...

Plans to bring the Servants' Stories Back to Life are Underway

A derelict area of Kelmarsh Hall could soon be brought back to life to tell the stories of people who worked ‘below stairs’, after the Hall...

Our Dahlia Collection 'grows' in the Walled Garden

Kelmarsh’s walled garden is awash with colour as the dahlias continue to flower this week, treating visitors to a glorious display...

Kelmarsh Celebrates a Decade of Weddings

Kelmarsh Hall is celebrating 10 years of weddings this August, with more and more couples opting for the beautiful country house setting...

RHS Show Sucess for Kelmarsh Gardener

Kelmarsh Hall is proud to report that gardener Fiona Alexander enjoyed success at the recent RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park...

Kelmarsh Featured on New Children's TV Show

Kelmarsh Hall featured on a new CBBC series in which parents are given a 24-hour crash course in cooking. Disaster Chefs features children...

'Thank You' Tea Party for our Garden Volunteers

A celebration of Kelmarsh Hall’s garden volunteers was held today (June 6th) in recognition of the time and effort they have dedicated to the gardens...

Kelmarsh Entered in the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards

Couples who recently got married at Kelmarsh Hall have the opportunity to vote for us as Best Venue in the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards...

Introducing our Newest member of Staff in the Gardens

This season we welcome Fiona Alexander, walled kitchen gardener and volunteer co-ordinator. It is her job to help maintain and develop this...

Volunteer in our Historic Garden

Kelmarsh Hall is looking to extend its volunteering programme and is seeking horticultural enthusiasts and general volunteers to help sustain the hall...

Winter Work in the Kelmarsh Gardens

The ground may be frozen and temperatures are plummeting but there is still lots of work to be done in the gardens at Kelmarsh.

Lively Debate on the Future of the Great Hall

A debate on the presentation of the Great Hall proved to be lively and informative, with six experts putting forward their arguments for how the hall ...

Kelmarsh makes the Regional Shortlist for the Wedding Industry Award

Kelmarsh Hall has been shortlisted in the regional finals of the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards for the second year running. The awards, which recognises...

Work Starts on Kelmarsh's New Roof

Work has started this week on the replacement of the roof covering at Kelmarsh Hall, one of the biggest projects undertaken in its history...

The Flower School at Kelmarsh

A series of flower workshops has been added to the events programme at Kelmarsh Hall next year, offering demonstrations and practical sessions to those...

The Great Debate: How to Present the Great Hall

The Great Hall of Kelmarsh, designed by James Gibbs in the early 18th century (c.1723 – 32), decorated by Nancy Lancaster in the early 1930s...

A Busy Day at the Kelmarsh Wedding Experience

Kelmarsh Hall opened its doors to welcome couples to this year’s Wedding Experience yesterday for this popular returning event.

A Roman Wedding at Kelmarsh Hall

Three children planned a surprise wedding for their parents at Kelmarsh Hall as part of a new television show. Marrying Mum and Dad, which is current...

Family Fun Days at Kelmarsh Hall this Summer

Upcoming events at Kelmarsh Hall will go ahead after additional drainage measures were put in place to mitigate the effects of last week’s sever...

Joint Win in at the Northamptonshire Hertiage Forum

Kelmarsh Hall was the joint winner in the ‘Working with Children and Young People’ category in the Northamptonshire Heritage Awards 2012. ...

A Green Solution to Heating a Country House

A renewable energy system being installed at Kelmarsh will source heat from the lake to help preserve the hall and its contents.

Jubilee Party Celebrated in Style

More than 500 people joined in with Kelmarsh’s celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, making it a day to remember for all involved. ...

The Tearooms Spring Make-Over

Our tea room and gift shop have undergone a refurbishment this spring.

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