Lady Waterford Hall










This Victorian schoolroom is home to an astonishing series of Pre-Raphaelite murals

Welcome to Lady Waterford Hall

Step back in time with a visit to the Lady Waterford Hall. Discover why this Victorian ‘model’ village’s schoolroom is home to a series of astounding  Pre-Raphaelite murals. Here you will learn of a woman ahead of her time, an unlikely romance and of a unique community brought to life in art.

There are no entrance charges for parties under 12 in number, but donations are welcome. Booking is not essential, but if you wish to do so in advance, please click the link below: 


Coach parties wishing to visit must book in advance, please email:

Originally commissioned by Louisa Anne, Marchioness of Waterford as a school for local children in 1860, she then spent 21 years completing her artistic masterpiece: the watercolour murals. These feature the faces of those who lived and worked on the Estate – the neighbours, tenants and children that Louisa knew and loved.

The original visitors’ book reveals that people from all over the world came to admire the murals – from the Queen of the Netherlands to William Holman-Hunt. Follow in the footsteps of royalty and celebrities and come to discover Louisa’s awe-inspiring achievements for yourself!

The Lady Waterford Hall also acts as the local village hall hosting annual events such as the Christmas markets.

The Hall is available for private functions such as wedding receptions, meetings and parties. To find out more, please follow the link below:

To book Lady Waterford Hall for an event or function click here

Opening Times

Open daily until 3rd November 2024: March 25th - September 30th (11:00-17:00 with last entry 4.30) and October 1st - November 3rd : (11:00-16:00 with last entry 3.30)

PLEASE BE AWARE that Lady Waterford Hall will be closed all day on Sunday 19th May 2024 for an local Event - Apologies for any inconvenience


Lady Waterford Hall Manager – Fiona Willoughby:

Heritage Curator – Sue Turnbull:

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