Behind the scenes tour at Hardwick Hall in mid-May

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Bess of Hardwick, the public is being given the chance to see areas of her famous building. I’d love to be able to see it myself!

From The Yorkshire Post:

As part of the events to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Bess of Hardwick, Hidden Hardwick tours will take place at the hall, near Chesterfield, on May 13 and 19.

They are an opportunity not only to have a tour of the hall with an experienced guide but also to go off the normal visitor route and explore previously hidden areas.

“From the hidden floor which cannot be seen from the outside to the secret door between the High Great Chamber and the Long Gallery, visitors love the fact they are in places that others are not normally allowed into.”

The tour will also include areas of the roof space where visitors will be able to see the timber frame with the wattle and daub lining of the rooms and the secret servants’ floor.

Full article

Harwick Hall’s page at the National Trust


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Behind the scenes tour at Hardwick Hall in mid-May — 2 Comments

  1. I visited hardwick hall yesterday and did indeed see the hidden floor from the outside, people stood at the windows gave it away. I’m really disappointed with the national trust for the many restrictions at this site but the secrecy of this floor really annoyed me, especially after purchasing the book priced £5 which fails to mention all the treasures of this wonderful building.

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