Lamport Hall & Gardens is open to all visitors. Please see the information below on how we cater for those with different disabilities.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your visit, please call 01604 686272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Mobility Impaired Visitors
- Both wheelchair and mobility scooter users can access our gardens. Please note that the gardens have deep gravel on the paths and the Woodland Walk is earth, which can be muddy in wet conditions. These areas can make it difficult to push a wheelchair. We recommend that wheelchair users bring a carer/companion.
Due to the nature of the building, wheelchair users are able to access the ground floor of the Hall only. Regrettably, mobility scooters are not suitable for use inside the Hall.
There is respite seating in both the Hall and the gardens.
Please contact us directly for more detailed information about mobility access to the Hall and gardens, including photographs, details of steps and ramps and additional help.
Access to the Hall during our normal opening hours is by tour only. Hearing impaired visitors must still accompany a tour, but we have written guides which visitors can request on their arrival free of charge to use on their tour.
Induction loop services
Unfortunately, we do not have induction loop services available at the Hall.
Gardens and stables/exhibition
The video in the Audio-Visual Room in the stables, which explains the history of Lamport Hall, is not subtitled, but we do have a transcript for it in large print, which can be found in the Audio-Visual Room.
Our Through the Ages exhibition is located in the stables, comprising of panels filled with written information about Lamport and its history. This is included in the admission price.
The recently restored Bog House in the Little Garden also has panels filled with written information about the history of the toilet. This area is also included in the admission price.
The Hall is accessed by guided tour only, except on special event weekends where it is free flow access. Please see our events for this year. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
We can offer a large print guide of the Hall free of charge. Please ask a member of staff on your arrival if you require one. Unfortunately we do not have a braille copy.
All recognised guide, assistant and service dogs – including assistance dogs in training– are welcome in both the Hall and the gardens. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the building and the collections on display, we cannot accept emotional support animals into the Hall.
A large clay model of the Hall is available to touch for visually impaired visitors by appointment only during our opening hours. Please contact us on 01604 686272 or email email@example.com in advance of your visit to arrange.
Gardens and stables/exhibitions
We have some sensory experiences in the gardens, which include the two fountains and birdsong. The stables contain a recording of horse noises.
A visit to Lamport Hall can last from 2 to 4 hours.
The Hall is accessed on Wednesdays and Thursdays by guided tour only. Please click here to see opening times and tour times. Tours last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and can reach approximately 17 people on a first come, first served basis. This number may be exceeded during busy periods. We advise you to get in touch with us directly if you have any concerns about the tour.
We can offer pre-booked private or quiet tours for those with learning difficulties during our opening hours. For more information on these, please contact us at the above contact details in advance of your visit.
During Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays, and during the weekend of the Autumn Gift & Craft Fair, access to the Hall is free flow. These opening times are more likely to be busier.
We offer a large print version of the tour of the Hall. Please ask a member of staff on your arrival if you require one.
We have a large model of the Hall available to touch, which can be made available by appointment only during our opening hours. Please contact us at the above contact details in advance of your visit to arrange.
Gardens and stables/exhibitions
You can wander the gardens and stables at your leisure.
Sensory experiences include the two fountains and birdsong in the gardens, and recordings of horse noises in the stables.
The gardens are mostly quiet, however sometimes there are aircraft flying ahead from the nearby Harrington Aviation Museum and the Sywell Aerodrome. Traffic noise can be heard, particularly in the Woodland Walk, as the A508 lies just behind the trees.
Sheep graze on the estate, but they are always enclosed. Please do not attempt to touch or feed the sheep. There is other wildlife on the estate. Please be aware that we allow visitors to bring their dogs to the gardens, and the estate workers and gardeners may sometimes have their dogs with them in the gardens. Guide dogs excepted, dogs are not allowed in the Hall.