VISIT Easingwold- Yorkshire at its best

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Happy Children in the innovative and award winning Making Faces Gallery at Beningbrough Hall.

The very popular Restaurant and Tearooms overlking the childrens play area. Just the spot for a summers afternoon!

The traditional walled gardens at Beningborough are an attraction at any time of year!

Beningbrough Hall & Gardens

Private ParkingRestaurant or eating placeShop on siteFlush toiletsBaby Changing facilitiesFull access for wheelchairsGuide Dogs welcomeOpen during Winter months


Shipton by Beningbrough ,York, YO30 1DD map
Tel: 01904 472027
Fax: 01904 472020
www: external link


Owned by the National Trust, Beningbrough Hall near Easingwold is a Historic house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings

The grand 1716 Georgian mansion, with impressive baroque interior, is set in a park and gardens. More than 100 18th-century portraits and seven interpretation galleries in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery are on display here.

There is also a fully equipped Victorian laundry, with wet and dry rooms, and a delightful working garden, which supplies the Walled Garden Restaurant.

Families can enjoy our activities throughout the year and the wilderness play area.

Making faces Eighteenth Century Style!

Visit Beningbrough and become an eighteenth century artist. You can commission a portrait of yourself, whilst dressing in eighteenth century costume and find out about portraits and people from the past.

See this years new exhibition, Samuel Johnson and Biography. Discover more about the life of this great man, who achieved fame for his unprecedented Dictionary of the English Language.

Beningbrough Hall is a Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award Finalist 2010, for more information visit Kids in Museums.


  • Find out about Georgian life in the 18th-century mansion
  • Discover the 'Making Faces' galleries and commission your own portrait
  • Working walled garden supplying produce to the Walled Garden Restaurant
  • Explore acres of gardens and wilderness play area with new activities
  • Get Artrageous: join in with our free family art workshops
  • Fully equipped Victorian laundry, with wet and dry rooms

Beningbrough Hall has just been shortlisted for The Guardian Family Freindly Museum Awards.

See our Events section for a list of Whatís On at Beningbrugh Hall right now!


Summer to 28 October: Grounds, restaurant and shop 11am-5.30pm

House and house galleries 12 - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm Saturdays - Wednesdays.

Also open Fridays in July and August.

Winter: from 3 November open winter weekends - please contact for details


Summer: Adults £7.70, Children £3.90, Family £17.60. Winter: Adults £5.00, Children £2.80, Family £11.00.


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Easingwold Tourist Information
Chapel Lane
YO61 3AE
Tel 01347 821530
Fax 01347 821530

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It's a fact

Like many local villages, Easingwold grew out of two completely separate settlements, one Viking and one of Saxon origin, located to the north and south of a common market square.

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