Hall closure - 10 September-19 October 2018
We will be opening the Hall an additional 128 days in 2019. In order to prepare for this and make sure that this historic building is properly protected, we have taken the decision to close the Hall for essential conservation and maintenance. All other areas of the property, including the museum, will remain open as usual but please check our website for further details.
We thank everyone for their understanding during this short period of disruption, in the knowledge that the long term benefits will be worth it.
Call: 01283 585337 for details
Come and discover two contrasting experiences sitting side by side. Just 15 miles from Derby city centre Sudbury Hall and the National Trust museum of childhood is two great days out rolled into one.
This year, we've gone back to 1967 at Sudbury Hall to celebrate the Hall's 50th anniversary with the National Trust. The historic country home of the Lords Vernon has been stripped right back to give an essence of what it looked like when it first came into the Trust's care.
Visitors can get closer to Sudbury’s amazing 17th-century craftsmanship than ever before and truly appreciate this amazing building. Admire exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Be amazed by the grandeur of the Great Staircase, Long Gallery and the captivating story which the house tells, brought to life by our knowledgeable volunteers and guides.
The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something for everyone. Watch your children discovering something new, or relive nostalgic memories by exploring the childhoods of times gone by, make stories, play with toys and share your childhood with others. You can be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by our archive film and interactive displays.