Ormesby Hall
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Pennyman family's intimate 18th-century mansion. Alongside the Georgian mansion, Victorian kitchen and laundry, there are beautiful gardens and estate walks to explore. We also have permanent model railway displays.
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guisborough507 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
We visited with three grandchildren aged 10, 3 and 1 and there was plenty to interest them all. The Hall had a fairytale panto theme with awe inspiring costumes,etc. The dressing up area with a stage appealed to all of them. A great idea. The 10 year old was disappointed the train rooms were closed but was pleased when he was told there was a special Christmas train in a downstairs room. It was very impressive and the volunteers running it told us all about it and how the buildings were made. Well worth a visit.
Written November 28, 2022
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Dave H
174 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Thank you to all the volunteers who made this a fabulous treat on a day that was less than pleasant.

This great house had lots of history and stories that the team were happy to regale you of.

it was great to walk through some of the history off the family and the 60years since it was gifted to the National Trust.

There was lots to see, facilities to make your visit comfortable and gardens that will no doubt be magnificent in the sitting and summer. As it was there was still plenty to see and the showrooms were starting to come through in the shadow of the house and neighbouring church.

The treat for kids of all ages was the 2 model railways. The one was equisite, full of the most intricate detail siren to the robin perched on a spare in a cottage garden. The 2 chaps that got to 'drive' the engines around were only too happy to share the story and talk about all the finer details as well showcase the livery.

Overall a really lovely place and full of things to full your time. Thank you
Written February 13, 2022
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Jonathan P
Skipsea, UK214 contributions
May 2021
Ormsby is a very tranquil location with a large grassed car park, small formal garden, woodland area and extensive parkland. Staff and volunteers were helpful, and although the cafe is takeaway service only they do a cracking Victoria Sponge cake which is dairy free.

The House and Stables were closed due to COVID-19 so it is an outdoor experience.

It was good to see that work is under way to create an orchard.

There's a circular walk around the parkland with a leaflet to help guide you, but it is not very well signposted, and the diversion route around the stable block is not clear, nor is the route back at Grange Farm. This isn't helped as the path follows the park to park route for some of its circuit and if you follow this you'll end up miles away!
Written May 6, 2021
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Yarm, UK3 contributions
Dec 2019
I visited Ormesby Hall with my daughter and grandsons on 30th December. As usual the volunteers were helpful and the children enjoyed the trails in the garden and the house. It was unfortunate, therefore, that our visit was marred by a number of issues. We approached the house via the main entrance. There was nothing to warn us that access to the car park would be via a muddy, pot holed track where our car ground out on several occasions! Unless the trust wishes to be sued for damages they need to do something about this as a matter of urgency.
We visited the tea room where one poor young man was doing his best to cope with the lunch time rush on his own. The food for the adults was good but the children’s sandwiches were awful - a tiny amount of cheese on dry white bread. We would have set them back if we hadn’t felt sorry for the staff member. Finally on leaving the tea room we spotted a tiny notice advising us not to touch the radiator as it was very hot. This was positively dangerous as children could touch it with ease and the notice was so small that we hadn’t seen it on the way in. Why was the radiator not either screened off to prevent a child touching it or turned off?
So come on Ormesby Hall. - get your act together. You have a beautiful building and grounds, fascinating model railways, lovely volunteers and a large population nearby (including myself) who would visit more if the facilities were brought up to normal National Trust standards.
Written January 8, 2020
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Vikinglongboat
Derby, UK129 contributions
Aug 2022
We are NT members but i was surprised at the low entry price to get in here. It certainly is worth more. Plenty of rooms in the house to look around and small but lovely gardens and plenty of space to have a picnic or whatnot. Ample toilet facilities and plenty of parking. My only quibble is the number of volunteers inside the house. I feel awful saying it but often we just want to look around without being interrupted about something. Just take in the atmosphere without feeling we have to talk and listen. Well meaning though they are. It can be tiresome and intrusive but wasn't as bad as some properties we have been to.
Written August 4, 2022
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martinjolly45
Glossop, UK47 contributions
Sep 2021
Interesting, attractive and well-maintained building. You did get a sense that people had actually lived there. There were with informative guides on hand and worthwhile exhibitions on display. The wildlife photography exhibition in particular was stunning and memorable.

The gardens were similarly colourful and well-maintained, and there were good car parking and cafe facilities.
Written September 20, 2021
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Cheesey1000
Caister-on-Sea, UK189 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a nice informal house that was lived in until most recent. Staff are very informative and friendly. As it has only just opened there is a lot to do inside cafe not open takeaway only parts of the house was not open but most are.
Going round it is apparent that it is in need of a little tlc to some rooms but well worth the visit
Written August 11, 2021
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Anna W
Bolsover, UK588 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We travelled 2.5 hours just to visit this national trust and it was well worth it. The tulips were magnificent! So beautiful and peaceful; just gorgeous to admire in the tranquility of the property's garden. We found a bench sheltered by the wind, in a sun trap with the whole view. A little Robin joined us and sang us a delightful song. I love this NT as it's not too big and they have plenty of activities for children. The house was lovely which was occupied by chatty and informative volunteers. Again though the gem here are the tulips plus the other outdoor woodland space.
Written April 24, 2022
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Nigel B
Wakefield, UK924 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
The house isn’t open during Covid lockdown but you can book to see the gardens which are pleasant and there is work underway to improve them adding an orchard. There is a cafe and toilets. The car park is next to the entrance. Staff are very friendly.
Written April 6, 2021
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,692 contributions
Jul 2021
We had a relaxing time here - we visited the house, the gardens and took the walk around the grounds.

Most of the rooms of the hall are open to walk around in a one-way system. As usual, plenty of friendly volunteers wanting to impart their knowledge of the family and the house. It's a lived-in house, worth seeing. It's not a grand estate house but it is interesting all the same.

There are some planted up borders in the garden and we saw work being done to plant out the woodland area. There are walks through the woods that are worth doing. It's not a large area.

We also took the one mile walk around the grounds. Again, is worth doing if you can as it gives you new views of the house and grounds. We did find a couple of wet/muddy spots along the way.

There's the usual NT fayre from a takeaway window with some seating outside.
Written July 5, 2021
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