This hidden gem, situated between Richmond and Northallerton, was built in 1620 by George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I and Founder of Maryland, USA. Since then, the Calverts, Crowes, Carpenters and Talbots, all related by blood or marriage, have left their stamp on the house. A ‘Gothic’ wing was added to the original Jacobean house in the 1820s and redesigned in 1887 by W.E. Nesfield. This intriguing house is now furnished as a comfortable Victorian home with 16 rooms, including the fascinating Travellers’ Bedroom, open to the public. The Hall is crowded with an eclectic mix of previous owners’ furniture, paintings, portraits and personalia, including many Arts and Crafts items. The people who owned Kiplin Hall left behind an extensive and important collection of original paintings that date from the 16th – 19th century. These paintings hang throughout the Hall, and include works by notable artists including Joachim Beuckelaer, Luca Carlevarijs, Angelica Kauffman, George Cuit, Siegfried Bendixen and George Frederic Watts. Many of the owners of Kiplin, family members and local communities have been touched by wars since the Hall was built, from the English Civil War of the 17th century to the Second World War when an RAF Maintenance Unit requisitioned the estate, supplying bombs to local airfields. Duty Call, an exhibition, trails and events recount 300 years of Kiplin’s owners, family members and local communities in times of war.
Gardens, Grounds and Tea Room Open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from Sunday 1 February - Wednesday 28 October, 2015, 10am - 5pm (4pm February and March) Hall and Archaeology Exhibition - Charting Chipeling: One Thousand and One Finds Open Good Friday and Easter Saturday 3 and 4 April and then Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5 April until 28 October, 2015, 2pm - 5pm Last admissions - 45 minutes before closing
Hall, Gardens, & Grounds Adult £8.30 Concession £7.30 Student £7.30 Child £4.30 Family (2 plus 3) £24.50 Gardens and Grounds Adult £5.30 Concession £4.30 Student £4.30 Child £2.30 Family (2 plus 3) £14.50
Kiplin Hall (DL10 6AT) is midway between Richmond and Northallerton on the B6271, about 5 miles east of the A1. Nearest Train Station: Northallerton Bus Route – Number 55, Richmond - Northallerton service Coast-to-Coast – Richmond to Danby Wiske section
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Facilities and services
- Baby changing facilities
- Education facilities available
- Gardens open to public
- Parking for coaches
- Picnic area
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
Access: The ground floor, including the Shop and Tea Room, is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. An album of photographs of the first and second floors is available at the Reception Desk. A large print version of the ‘Kiplin Hall Brief Tour’ (self-guided) is available.
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Events and resources for children and families
- Guided tours
- Large print information and/or interpretation
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Primary school education service available
- North Yorkshire
- textile (Craft)
- arts and crafts
- Architecture & Built Environment
- Social History
- Military History
- 20th Century
- 17th century (1601 - 1700)
- 18th century (1701 - 1800)
- 19th century (1801 - 1900)
- 20th century (1901 - 2000)
- Museums at Night October 2015
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