Hall Tours

Secret Lives of Kelham Hall Tour

Come and be enthralled on our history tours run by local expert historians and uncover the secret lives of past inhabitants of Kelham Hall. Find out about the importance of Kelham in WW2 and how without a small group of Texas Oil Men we may well have lost the war.

Call 01636 558 000 for more information or to book tickets

Pre-booked tickets: £10.00. Also includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the tour.

2018 dates ( tour at 2.00pm.)

Sunday 7th October

Sunday 28th October

Sunday 11th November

Sunday 25th November

Sunday 16th December – Spirit of a Victorian Christmas. Tour followed by tea/coffee and mince pie


“…We both enjoyed the tour and the buildings which are hugely impressive.
You talked very well and I found you knowledgeable and easy to listen to.”

“We spent a wonderful afternoon at Kelham Hall. Afternoon tea was extremely good value for money and the tour of the hall was fantastic. Such a beautiful place “

Wedding Tours

If you are planning your special day, why not come and see our spectacular venue for yourself, indulge in a wedding tour and let us take your breath away. Discover our incredible rooms and landscaped gardens. Your perfect wedding, our perfect location.

Call 01636 980 000 for more information or to book a place.

Every day depending on availability.

Kelham Discovery Tour

The ultimate outdoor tour, journey around the gardens and country park of Kelham Hall. Tour covers the farthest reaches of our 44 acre site and includes; the secret monks grave yard, our riverside meadow, the woodland and sculpted gardens and some great views of the hall.

Call 01636 980 000 for more information or to book a place

Selected weekends depending on availability,

Ticket price £5.00

Tour Guides

Professor Franklin Bishop

Professor Bishop is the author of John William Polidori: 'The Vampyre' and Other Writings (2005), Polidori! A Life of Dr. John Polidori (1991), Selected Works of John Polidori (1991), and numerous articles on Gothic and Romantic literary figures.

He is the acknowledged leading World authority on John Polidori and is also Keeper of Newstead Abbey.

A freelance journalist and writer, he is also a tutor for the University of Nottingham, Continuing Education Department

Franklin also appeared alongside BBC star Dan Cruickshanks in the documentary on the Gilbert Scott family; The Family That Built Gothic Britian.