Group Visits

Groups are welcome, by arrangement, at any time to Lamport when the house is not open to the public, which is on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please note that Historic Houses and Gardener’s World subscription cards cannot be used for group visits.

Lamport Group Visit Information

Hall & Gardens Visit

For the full Lamport experience, groups will enjoy a guided tour of the Hall (approx. 75 minutes) with our experienced guides who will share stories of the Isham family, the history of the Hall and the inspirational story behind the Hall’s survival in the twentieth century.

After the tour of the Hall, visitors are free to discover the delights of the gardens. Access to the gardens is unguided to allow visitors time to explore at their leisure, but a Guided Walk leading visitors through the garden’s design, history and modern day developments can be added.

All groups can also enjoy the ‘Through the Ages’ exhibition, the Museum of Rural Life situated in the grounds and, whenever possible, the beautiful parish church opposite the Hall where many of the Ishams are buried.

Gardens Only Visit

Once home to the first garden gnome, Lamport’s gardens include the beautiful woodland garden, rockery and the Piet Oudolf inspired Walled Garden. Groups may book to visit the gardens either wholly unguided or, for a small additional cost, with a Guided Walk (approx. 1 hour) explaining both the design and fascinating history of the gardens.

All groups can also enjoy the ‘Through the Ages’ exhibition, the Museum of Rural Life situated in the grounds and, whenever possible, the beautiful parish church opposite the Hall where many of the Ishams are buried.

Refreshments

A variety of refreshments including morning coffee and biscuits, light lunches and afternoon teas are available for groups, served in the beautiful Victorian dining room. A menu is included in the information pack. Catering is subject to availability and lunch options are not available on Wednesdays or Thursdays. All refreshments must be booked in advance.

Additional Information

There is no minimum number for a group however a minimum charge of £200 applies for all Hall & Gardens visits and of £100 for all Gardens Only visits.

Booking

We would love to welcome your group to Lamport Hall. To discuss your group’s requirements or to receive an information pack please contact us on 01604 686272 or house@lamporthall.co.uk

Looking for a speaker?

It is possible to book a representative of the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust to speak about the history of Lamport Hall and the Isham family to large groups. The talk concludes with some remarks about the lengthy restoration programme implemented by the Trust since its creation over forty years ago. The maximum radius is 30 miles from Lamport. Please contact us for further information.