The home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr


"Melbourne Hall was, and mercifully is, one of the most exquisite of the smaller stately homes of England, while the formal gardens... are as close to perfection as any in the country...".

Philip Ziegler

Melbourne Hall stands in an idyllic setting at the east end of the village overlooking the 20 acre mill pool. Passers-by get little more tha a fleeting glimpse, because its principal aspects are south and east towards the parkland and gardens, while the courtyards and outbuildings separate it from the village to the noth and west. More information on how to find us here. 

The house has a chequered and unusually well-documented history, and all centuries from the 16th to the 20th have left their mark on the fabric. This combined with the fact that Melbourne remains a lived-in family home, accounts for its warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. You can find out more about Melbourne Hall's rich past here.

It is now the home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr, Lord Ralph being a direct descendant of Sir John Coke who made Melbourne his home in 1629 as shown on the Owners layout tree

Melbourne Hall and Gardens Opening hours

To find out more about the opening hours of the Hall & the Garden please visit our Information & Find Us pages.


History of Melbourne Hall