Hardwick Hall

Hardwick, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ
Hardwick Hall


About Hardwick Hall:

Welcome to Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall, a spectacular Elizabethan prodigy house filled to the brim with an exquisite 16th century textile collection and rich furnishings.

Learn the history of ‘Bess of Hardwick’, the woman-powerhouse who built her wealth through strategic marriages and her close friendship with Queen Elizabeth I. Bess’s legacy is succeeded by the Dukes of Devonshire, who resides in their current family home nearby at Chatsworth House.

The Hardwick Estate and historic parkland is open every day, for countryside walks with picturesque views, woodland family play trails, locally sourced gifts in the shop and delicious seasonal menus in the restaurant.

Family friendly activities:

Explore, play and create at Hardwick Hall! Watch out for activity trails and half term activities which fill the stableyard area and gardens each season. Hardwick’s main highlights are Easter Adventures, the Summer of Play, and Hardwick Wintertide. 

Woven Worlds:

The National Trust’s longest running conservation project is finally complete! Celebrating the return of the final Gideon Tapestry, there will be a 2-year focus on all thing's textiles at Hardwick from March 2024. Please visit our website to find out the latest event.

Stainsby Mill:

At the foot of Hardwick Hall, get stuck in learning the history of a working water mill! Opening times may vary, please check the website before you travel.

Accessibility information: Accessible parking, accessible W/C, induction loop, Braille guide/menu, powered mobility vehicle available, virtual tour available in the hall, wheelchairs available, buggy service from Visitor Reception to the Hall, ramped access/slopes and level access to shop and restaurant. Please note there is no lift in the hall due to it being a Grade 1 listed building.

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  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Dogs are welcome on leads and assistance dogs only in the gardens and hall.
  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

Hardwick Hall (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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Saturday, 27 April 2024 - Saturday, 27 April 2024

The Hardwick HobbleBlow away the cobwebs on this fun and friendly running challenge, designed to cater for runners of all abilities.
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Saturday, 22 June 2024 - Sunday, 23 June 2024

Photo of an outdoor theatre in the evening with performers lit up on stageThe Three Inch Fools: The Secret Diary of Henry VIIIThe Three Inch Fools present an essential guide on how to keep your head in the Tudor Court. Unexpectedly thrust into the limelight, young Henry navigates the ups and downs of courtly life, and all whilst fighting the French (again) and re-writing religion.
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Friday, 31 May 2024 - Sunday, 2 June 2024

A photo of a sign at the festival, reading 'The Great British Food Festival'The Great British Food FestivalCalling all foodies from baking to BBQ, there's something for everyone at the Great British Food Festival.
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Thursday, 8 August 2024 - Thursday, 8 August 2024

Grease outdoor cinema at Hardwick HallAdventure Cinema: GREASE SING-A-LONG (PG)Greased Lightning! A fantastic outdoor cinema experience with plenty of songs to sing along to!
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