The Hall at War

Sat 5 and Sun 6 August, 11am to 5pm

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Focused upon domestic country house life in 1917, at the start of the fourth year of the Great War.

The 'Family' in the Hall will be entertaining their guests, tended to by their butler and footman. The cooks will be busy in the kitchen. A Recruiting Sergeant will be looking to sign you up, as will the local representative of the nursing VAD. If weather permits, there may even be a game or two of lawn bowls, or some cricket after luncheon.

All is set in the year 1917 - see how the Hall and the village responded to the dramatic changes brought by The Great War.

Tudor Longbow Archery Challenge

We will also have some of our Tudor archers demonstrating longbow archery and associated crafts at the Butts, and a few 'surprise' Tudors in some other locations.

WWII Home Front

Find out about life on the home front during WWII.


Please do not think that Kentwell is just a fair weather visit - we carry on whatever the weather. There will be indoor activities and some of our outdoor activities can be moved inside if the weather fails us.

House, Garden & Farm

The House, Gardens and Farm are fully open during this event and the restaurant and tea room will be open for lunches, afternoon teas and light refreshments.

How long to spend?

Most people arrive early and aim to spend most of the day here - there is so much to do and see.


We shall be be serving homemade lunches and teas in the Stableyard Restaurant.

There is a picnic site by the Main Gates, with a marvellous view of the house, however we do not allow picnics inside the grounds.

Tickets and Prices

Special Prices apply for this weekend - please see below. HHA visitors do not enjoy free entry during this weekend.

Tickets will be available to purchase on the gate. However, we suggest you book in advance for discounted tickets.

No dogs are allowed within the grounds.

Please note: online tickets must be booked before the day of your visit.

Ticket Prices

TicketPriceOnline Price
Adult ticket14.5013.05
Child Ticket (5-15yrs)11.5010.35
Senior Ticket (60+)13.5012.15
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children)50.0045.00
Open on: 
Sat 5 August - Sun 6 August
Open times: 
11am - 5pm
Number of Re-Creation Folk: 
Amount of House open: 
All, some as part of the event. House closes at 4pm.
Anglian Business Green 100

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