The home of living history

Great days out for the whole family

A 50 year restoration project

We are delighted to announce that Kentwell's Gardens will re-open from Saturday 6 June.  We regret that, due to Coronavirus restrictions, the House and the Moat House will remain closed until further notice.


Visitors to the Gardens are requested to follow Government guidelines.


The Gardens are extensive and visitors should have little problem in keeping distant from other visitors.


Upcoming Events - all special events up until Christmas remain under review awaiting further Government guidance.


We wish to all who know and love Kentwell that you and yours keep well in these difficult times and avoid severe infection of this virus.

If you booked tickets prior to lockdown, for any of our events or opening, any and all such tickets will be available to be used for any remaining opening days this year or, if there are none, for days of the same event in the following year.  No refunds will be available.



The House: part original Tudor, with later classical elements, mixed with the owners' personal style.  Tudor portraits, interesting artefacts and historic tapestries make this a family home with a difference.

The Gardens: romantic moats, extensive lawns, walled gardens, massive clipped yews, espaliered fruit trees and giant cedars surround the House.  Over 30 acres of tranquil breathing space, with a surprise to delight the senses around every corner.

The Moat House: this rare survivor of a 15th Century service building rises sheer from the moat and contains our working dairy, bakery, brewhouse and stillroom.

Special Events: Kentwell Hall pioneers domestic living history events in the UK with something for everyone to enjoy together.  But we're not just all about history - a wide variety of family events, open air cinema and themed days all bring this historic venue to life throughout the year.

Where are we? Kentwell Hall is on the edge of the picturesque village of Long Melford, in Suffolk.  We are 10 miles south of Bury St Edmunds and 4 miles north of Sudbury.

Kentwell Hall • Long Melford • Suffolk CO10 9BA

Stay in touch

So much to discover

With so much to experience and explore, we invite you to sign up to our newsletter in order to receive updates of new and upcoming events, early bird tickets, special offers and more.

Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.
Email is required

Re-creation events

An unrivalled experience for all ages

Kentwell's re-creations are unique. They offer a scale and depth unmatched anywhere, giving total immersion in the sights, sounds and smells of the past.

Kentwell Hall is one of the finest moated Tudor Houses in England, set in over 25 acres of its own gardens and parkland, with numerous historic buildings. We are best known for turning back the clock and inviting visitors to step back in time to fully immerse themselves in the history of a given period.

Photo gallery

This website uses cookies!

Cookies are important to maintain the functionality of this website and to continually improve your experience.
We'll assume you're okay with this unless you decide to opt out — Find out more