Brackenhurst Heritage Open Day

Brackenhurst Campus

As part of Heritage Open Days, England's biggest festival of history and culture, Nottingham Trent University will be offering guided tours of Brackenhurst Main Hall.

  • From: Sunday 10 September 2017, 10 am
  • To: Sunday 10 September 2017, 2 pm
  • Location: Brackenhurst Main Hall, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, NG25 0QF,

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Event details

A large Grade II listed country house built in 1828 and extensively remodelled in c1890 by Sir William Hicking, a prominent Nottingham manufacturer. The birthplace in 1861 of Field Marshal Viscount Allenby, British Commander in Palestine 1917-18. The Hall is set in extensive formal gardens with a walled kitchen garden, Dew Pond, and an Orangery which is now a coffee shop where beverages and snacks will be available.

The Hall became an agricultural college in 1949 and is now the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences of Nottingham Trent University.

There will be conducted tours of parts of the Hall where a small photographic exhibition will be on display together with some historical agricultural implements. A member of staff will also be available in the gardens to give further information


A staircase gives the only access to the first floor of the house. There are some stone steps in the garden areas where some of the paving is in places slightly uneven.

Additional information

Max 10 people per tour/session. The Orangery will be open for the sale of beverages, cold drinks and light snacks.

For more information about the Heritage Festival please visit

Booking information

No booking required



Location details


Brackenhurst Main Hall


Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
Brackenhurst Lane
Southwell, NG25 0QF


If you are planning to drive to Brackenhurst Campus and are using SATNAV, please type in the postcode NG25 0QF. There is ample free parking available on site.

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Kathryn Dawson
0115 9418418