Things to See and Do

Things to See and Do

Enjoy a great family day out at Kirby Hall. From exploring our new exhibition to taking part in our fun children's trail and strolling through glorious Elizabethan gardens, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Discover the Rise and Fall of Kirby Hall

Learn about the rise and fall of one of England’s great Elizabethan houses with information panels, audio guide and interactive displays. Follow the ‘Tapestry Trail’ to see if you have got what it takes to make it to the finest room in the house and sleep like a King in the stunning hand-painted crimson and gold bed, inspired by one listed on the Hall’s 1619 inventory.

View the Archaeological Collection

In our new exhibition see items from the Wrest Park Archaeological Collection Stores on display for the first time. These include a section of carved wooden panelling, decorative elements from Kirby’s architecture and small finds such as a Pilgrims badge and a clothing clasp.

Experience the Children's Trail

Pick up a copy of our children’s trail and join Edmund the peacock on an adventure. Discover more about the courtyard and garden, spot some of Kirby’s quirky features and have a go at fun activities. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our real peacocks who live on site.

Explore the Elizabethan Gardens

Described in the late 17th century as ‘ye finest garden in England’, Kirby Hall’s garden has recreated as it may have appeared in the 1690s. Stroll through the parterres with their elaborate period style ‘cutwork,’ statues, urns, seating and topiary.