Lady Waterford Hall

A unique community brought to life in art

Welcome to Lady Waterford Hall

Step back in time with a visit to the Lady Waterford Hall and discover the life of a Victorian village. Here you will learn of a woman ahead of her time, an unlikely romance, and of a unique community brought to life in art.

Booking is not essential, but if you wish to do so in advance, please click here

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 contact us here.

Opening Times
11am - 5pm

Last admission 4.30pm

Donations gratefully received

Group rates, suggested donation £3 per person

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