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.
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.
Lady Waterford Hall closes for the season on 2nd November 2020, it will reopen in Spring 2021
Joint tickets for entry to Lady Waterford Hall and Heatherslaw Mill available offering a 20% discount on normal admission charge. Group rates also available.