Astley Hall is open once again and welcoming visitors following the annual winter cleaning closure.

A new seasonal schedule of opening hours for the Hall have begun as well as a fantastic line up of events for Easter.

The Northern Potters Association’s ‘Glorious Clay’ exhibition opened to the public in the Coach House Gallery on 31 March and will run until Sunday 30 April, featuring a wonderful display of pottery and ceramics, plus the chance to create your own clay creations!

During the Easter weekend, from 7 – 9 April, a host of great family activities, stalls and entertainment will take place in the grounds of Astley Hall, from free storytelling, children’s rides and an Easter hunt to live music and local stalls selling food, drinks, gifts and much more.

From 1 April and throughout spring and summer, the Hall will be open 10am – 4pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays. During autumn and winter these opening hours will adjust, with Thursdays and Fridays reserved for guided tours and educational trips booked in advance.

The winter shut-down period allows the Hall to undergo any needed maintenance and updates to the visitor experience, as well as giving the collections team time to take care of the many important historical items in the Hall.

When visiting the Hall, events or exhibitions, visitors can also grab a coffee or lunch at Café Ambio or indulge in a bit of retail therapy at Barrica Wines or the Astley Museum Shop. There’s something for all at Astley Hall this spring!

For more information on upcoming events, exhibitions, and opening hours and admissions to Astley Hall, visit the Astley Hall and Park website at




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