Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

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Address: Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT
Phone Number: 01283 585305
Opening Hours: Current opening times.
National Trust Membership: FREE entry to over 500 places & free parking.

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood is a 17th century stately home and a museum about life of children historically near Uttoxeter.

The house has been home to the Lords of Vernon for 300 years and features rich interiors dating from the Restoration period. Things to see inside include the Long gallery with family portraits, the great staircase with ceiling paintings, the drawing room with wooden carved fireplace surround, the sitting room with a Gainsborough painting, the billiards room, a 1930’s kitchen and the family rooms. Room guides and guided tours.

There are also formal gardens which include a planting of lime trees, a lake, parterres and topiary. There is also a Church in the grounds and a woodland outdoor adventure play area for children.

The childhood museum has 8 galleries with many interactive exhibits and audio visual media covering the topics of schooling, working children, the lives of babies, outdoor play, home life, plus a collection of toys and an imagination gallery with story telling and performances.

  • Free car parking nearby.
  • Reduced entry fees when arriving by cycle or public transport.
  • Gift shop selling local produce, gardening items, and gifts.
  • Museum shop selling traditional toys, sweets, books and games.
  • The Coach House Tea-room serving lunches and afternoon teas.

Opening Times:

  • Please check the Sudbury Hall website for opening hours as times vary.

Ticket Prices – Whole Property:

  • Adult – £16.00
  • Child – £8.00
  • Family – £40.00

Ticket Prices – Hall Only:

  • Adult – £8.75
  • Child – £4.40
  • Family – £21.90

Ticket Prices – Museum Only:

  • Adult – £8.75
  • Child – £4.40
  • Family – £21.90

Prices and opening hours correct as at January 2017.


Before you start your journey to Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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