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

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

WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!

Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens are pleased to announce the launch of their fresh new website.

Over the recent years, there has been a lot of development in the Hall and we are keen to share this with you!

Restoration Project gets Council 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 2017 SEASON

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

LOOKING BACK AT KELMARSH HALL & 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 t...

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 c...

Appeal for Image for our Laundry Restoration

Can you help with our project to open up the Laundry and ‘below stairs’ areas of Kelmarsh Hall? We are currently searching for photograp...

Hidden Secrets beneath the Hall

Kelmarsh Hall is undertaking its largest ever restoration project and are excited to announce that the archaeologists appointed, Iain Soden and Joe Pr...

'BEHIND THE SCENES' HERITAGE RESTORATION TOURS AND HAVE A GO RESTORATION EXPERIENCES ANNOUNCED

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

THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANCIENT BUILDINGS VISIT KELMARSH!

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

HORTICULTURAL TRAINEES UNDERTAKE PLACEMENTS AT KELMARSH

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

TRAINEE GARDENER JOINS THE TEAM!

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

KELMARSH 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 RECENT 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 KELMARSH HALL '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 com...

HORTICULTURAL TRAINING PLACEMENT

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-open...

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...

WEDDINGS AT KELMARSH HALL - A PRIVATE VIEW

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 Kel...

RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS BUILD PICTURE OF LIFE AT KELMARSH HALL

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 s...

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 whic...

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 estat...

GARDEN TALK: DISCOVER WHAT INSPIRED THE WOMEN WHO SHAPED KELMARSH HALL 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 gard...

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 BBC GARDEN SHOW

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-allerg...

PHILADELPHUS GARDEN RESTORATION PROJECT AT KELMARSH HALL

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 Jel...

YOUNG HORTICULTURIST STARTS RHS-SUPPORTED TRAINEESHIP AT KELMARSH HALL

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 bursa...

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 summ...

NEW: PAINTING IN THE ORANGERY

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

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....

ORANGERY HAS NEW LEASE OF LIFE!

The 18th century Orangery at Kelmarsh Hall was salvaged in the 1950’s from neighbouring Brixworth Hall and the Finnis Scott Foundation, Garfield...

THE ORANGERY

An exciting renovation project to restore the Orangery at Kelmarsh Hall is now almost complete.

OUR FIRST EVER DAHLIA FIESTA THIS SEPTEMBER

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 ...

OUR WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN HAS SOME 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 ch...

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...

WE ARE FINALISTS IN THE NMHH HERITAGE AWARDS - PLEASE VOTE

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

RETURN OF THE POPULAR HOT AIR BALLOON AND JAZZ NIGHT ON JULY 4TH

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, list...

HALL AND GARDENS NOW OPEN FOR 2014 SEASON

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 throug...

SNOWDROP SPREAD SUCCESS

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

WORK TO START ON RESTORATION OF KELMARSH HALL'S 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...

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED FOR RESTORATION OF KELMARSH HALL'S ORANGERY

Planning permission has been granted to restore the derelict 18th century Orangery in the grounds of Kelmarsh Hall so it can be enjoyed by the public ...

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 so...

SEE KELMARSH HALL ON BBC TWO'S GREAT BRITISH GARDEN REVIVAL

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

KELMARSH HALL 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. Great British Garden R...

ORANGERY RESTORATION PLANS

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. ...

KELMARSH CHRISTMAS FAIR TO SUPPORT 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...

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 friti...

THE BIG BULB-PLANTING CHALLENGE - OCTOBER 26TH & 27TH

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 d...

Plans begin to bring the Servants' Stories Back to Life

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 Hal...

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 SUCCESS FOR KELMARSH GARDENER

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

2013 AUTUMN/WINTER WEDDING OFFERS

Kelmarsh Hall is a romantic wedding venue throughout all seasons and couples who would like to tie the knot before the end of the year can take advant...

KELMARSH HALL FEATURED ON NEW CHILDREN'S 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 wh...

'THANK YOU' TEA PARTY FOR KELMARSH'S 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 hi...

KELMARSH HALL 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. The awards r...

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 his...

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 recognis...

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 thos...

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, an...

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.

Roman Wedding at Kelmarsh

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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