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Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

Lowestoft 01502 734901

 
 

image for Educational Visits item typeEducational Visits at Somerleyton Hall and Gardens

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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Educational Visits

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Somerleyton Hall and Gardens

Somerleyton Hall and Gardens

Address

Somerleyton Hall,
Lovingland,
Suffolk,
NR32 5QQ

Details

Originally a Jacobean Manor, it was extensively redesigned in the 1840s by eminent Victorian and former owner Sir Morton Peto. 12 acres of landscaped gardens contain an original William Nesfield yew maze, Joseph Paxton glasshouses and peach cases and Vulliamy's Big Ben prototype clock tower. Fully guided hall tours bring to life the history of the times, families who lived there and the many treasures they collected.

OPENING TIMES: Open to the public from the 13 April to 28 September, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (Hall & Gardens) Also Wednesday (Gardens Only). Contact for times. Also open for private group/coach visits on non public open days by prior arrangement only.
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 3 hours minimum.

EDUCATIONAL VISIT FACILITIES:
Free preliminary visit for teacher, classroom/study area (non public days only), guided tours, languages spoken (French - by prior arrangement only).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Hall and Gardens hire and weddings available. Hall and Garden open on certain days throughout summer season. Visits to hall by tour only. Disabled access. Guide dogs only.

Opening details

Open to the public from April to September, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (Hall & Gardens). Also Wednesday (Gardens Only). Contact for times. Also open for private group/coach visits on non public open days by prior arrangement only.

Prices

EDUCATIONAL RATES:
Please contact for details.

Location

Directions

See location of Somerleyton Hall and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 492977  Lat: 52.52071 Long: 1.67292

By Road:
On the B1074, 5 miles NW of Lowestoft, 7 miles SE of Great Yarmouth (A143). Coaches visiting the Hall should follow signs to the rear west gate entrance.

By Public Transport:
Somerleyton Train Station is 1.6 miles from the Hall (no taxi or bus service available).

20 public moorings are available outside The Duke's Head pub - 1.5 miles from the Hall and Gardens.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Hall and Gardens hire and weddings available. Hall and Garden open on certain days throughout summer season. Visits to hall by tour only. Disabled access. Guide dogs only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit