Year's only chance to see Harlaxton Manor close up
Members of the public have the once-a-year opportunity to access Harlaxton Manor this Sunday (July 28).
Harlaxton Manor and gardens will be open to the public from 11am till 5pm.
Originally built by Gregory Gregory in 1837 as his private home, the 151-room house is open only one day per year and thus remains one of Grantham’s hidden treasures and rarely seen at close quarters.
On Sunday, however, visitors will be given access to the manor’s magnificent state rooms which will include historical displays plus entertainment by the musical duo Arkangel in the conservatory, along with vocalist Sarah Jane and pianist Bill Kibby in the Ridgway Great Hall.
Gregory’s state apartment, with its commanding view down the mile-long drive, and the library named for the abolitionist Violet van der Elst, will also be open to visit.
Authoritative architectural writer Mark Girouard once said of the manor: “Harlaxton has to be seen to be believed and even when one has seen it, it is not always easy to believe it.”
Harlaxton Manor possesses carefully tended and highly attractive gardens which make uniquely lovely settings for quiet walks in fine weather.
Guidebooks, souvenirs and refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission is by ticket on the door only, with no advance sales. Please note that no dogs are allowed in the house or grounds (except assistance dogs). Last entry is at 4.30pm.
Admission prices are adults £12.50, concessions £10, children five to 18 years £5/under fives free, family ticket £30 (2 adults + 3 children).
Free admission upon presentation of current Historic Houses Association 2019 membership card.