Educational Visits at Somerleyton Hall and Gardens
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 1 April to 31 October, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Also Tuesday and Wednesday from 13 July to 15 September. 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).
Please contact for details.
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|Notes||Open to the public from April to October, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. Also Tuesday and Wednesday during peak season. Contact for times. Also open for private group/coach visits on non public open days by prior arrangement only.|
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VenueSomerleyton Hall and Gardens
The Hall, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5QQ
Map reference: TM 492977 Lat: 52.52070 Long: 1.67293
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
Nearest station : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Somerleyton station
No photography in house. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Receptions/functions/conferences/weddings. Suitablity for the Disabled: Suitable. WCs. Guided Tours: Obligatory. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.