The Gardens are now open again on the following afternoons. The Melbourne Hall Courtyard will also be open for permitted takeaway food and refreshments.

Opening times for Melbourne Hall and Gardens 2021

20th March – 31st October 2021

Wed, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays MondaysMon, Tue, Thur & Fri
The Gardens1pm–5pmClosed

August 2021

Please note: We hope to re open the Hall to visitors for guided tours in August 2021. Please keep an eye on our website, e-newsletter and social media for updates.

Every afternoon in August except first 3 Mondays
The Gardens1pm–5pm
The Hall2pm – last entry 4.15pm

Guided tours of the Hall operate Tuesdays – Thursdays.
Non guided tour days are mostly on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement we will be reopening in a way that complies with all government restrictions and guidelines. 

Please pre-book your visit to the Gardens, if possible, by emailing or telephoning in advance. You can email Melbourne Hall Estate Office at or call us on 01332 862502.

At this time,  please only travel to Melbourne if you live locally.  It won’t be long until we can welcome visitors from further a field, we hope from March 29th.

Please also note that in line with the Government guidelines for zoos we will not be able to permit visitors into the animal paddock area until after April 12th, all being well.

Any changes to opening dates will appear here on the website, on social media and via our e-newsletter. To ensure you get your copy please complete the sign up form

As the Hall is normally only open for one month of the year (August) and both entry and guided tours are very popular, please book in advance whenever possible to avoid disappointment.

Please call 01332 862502 or email for more information.

Facilities and Access

At Melbourne Hall Gardens we have tried to make all areas accessible to wheelchairs, buggies and pedestrians. However, by the nature of the garden, there are some quite steep slopes and steps – although there is generally an alternative. Some paths are uneven due to tree roots and care needs to be taken. The gardeners are always happy to be of assistance whenever possible – do please ask if you require any assistance.

Public toilets are located in the Visitor Centre near the entrance to the gardens.

No dogs are allowed within the gardens except assistance dogs.

There is limited parking in Church Square and Castle Square.