Catch a glimpse of Victorian life at this 'conserved as found' country house. Brodsworth Hall was built and the pleasure gardens laid out, in the 1860s, as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by English Heritage in 1990.
Brodsworth Hall gardens have been restored, and the faded and worn interiors gently conserved, telling the story of the changing fortunes of the people who lived and worked here. Wander the many rooms of the house, roam the gorgeous gardens, stop for tea in the tearoom, and discover the children's play area.
***CONSERVATION IN ACTION***
Please be aware that conservators and contractors are currently carrying out much-needed conservation work to the building fabric. To prevent the decay of the house and the collections inside, we are repairing leaking windows and lights, restoring the original window shutters and upgrading the conservation heating systems.
Some rooms and parts of the hallway are closed and covered in order to protect the collections inside and in others you can see the conservators at work. Children can enjoy spotting giant bugs - the cause of so many conservation problems!
How to get here
Distance from train station: 203 bus to Wombwell, disembarking at Brodsworth Church. From there it is a short, 5 minute walk to Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7XJ
Tel: 01302 722598
1 April- 30 September
Garden and Tearooms: 10-6
House and Servant’s Wing: 11-5