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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum is set in a Medieval Hall dating back to around 1451. This fascinating grade I listed building includes exhibitions, displays and educational opportunities for all to enjoy.

There's always something going on at Ayscoughfee, whether it's concerts, theatrical performances, craft sessions or art exhibitions. Please see our Events section for further details.

Entry to the Museum and Gardens is FREE.

Opening Times - Museum

Weds to Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm
Bank Holidays, 10.30am to 4pm

Opening Times- Ayscoughfee Cafe

April to September, every day from 10am to 5pm.
October to March, every day from 10am to 3.30pm.

Opening Times - Gardens
Monday to Saturday, from 8am until dusk.
Sunday, from 10am until dusk.
Closing hours change throughout the year.

Access to Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens 

The history of Ayscoughfee Hall 

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum collections      

Ayscoughfee Hall refurbishment 2003-2006     

Ayscoughfee Hall discoveries 2003-2006     

The Johnson cup    

Volunteering at Ayscoughfee

Ayscoughfee Gardens

Ayscoughfee Garden Project 2008

We hold a lot of different events throughout the year, from theatre productions and music concerts, to art exhibitions and historical reenactments.

Events at Ayscoughfee in 2015.

Join us to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Japan and the end of World War II at our fabulous 1940s weekend!

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The Geest Gallery is Ayscoughfee Hall Museum's temporary exhibition space. The Gallery has a lively programme of changing exhibitions showcasing the talents of all kinds of different local, national and international artists.

Geest Gallery Exhibitions 2015

The Geest Gallery is now fully booked until the end of 2016, but if you are interested in exhibiting your art work at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss it in 01775 764555 or

Did you know that Ayscoughfee Hall is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies? If you'd like to hold your special day in this unique setting please get in touch with us at for more information.

We also hire out several different rooms inside the Hall for meetings and events, as well as the whole Hall and Gardens for larger scale events! Please get in touch for more information.
We've now launched our education programme of self-led sessions free of charge that are closely linked to the National Curriculum, and provide a great learning experience for all.
Sessions include
Exploring homes in the past
A 'grete' Tudor house
Snapshot 1851 and 1901
and more!

With the opportunity to use our resource boxes filled with typical reproduction artefacts during your session, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum's education programme provides a unique opportunity to learn, in a unique setting!

All of the information and resources are available to download here, along with general information about the Hall itself, and details of how to book your visit!
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