Little Moreton Hall

Summer 2019 at Little Moreton Hall

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

Utterly delightful and magnificently historic, Little Moreton Hall is a timber-framed property which dates back to 1504. Defying all structural logic that it can still be standing with its crooked walls and wibbly wobbly floors, Little Moreton Hall also boasts a manicured knot garden and moat alongside the iconic Tudor building.

With a wonky fascia bearing proud testament to its rich past, Little Moreton Hall is one of the only surviving halls of the Tudor period. With plenty to discover both inside and out, there isn’t much we don’t love about this beautiful and unique tumbling manor house.

This summer the Long Gallery will become home to a new installation by international artist Hilary Jack. Gathering takes its inspiration from a handful of Tudor tennis balls which were found during restoration work at the hall. Taking the form of a short film, the newly commissioned artwork features over one thousand tennis balls, gathered from Wimbledon and other tennis clubs across the country.

If you would like to get hands-on and explore Tudor life, Get Your Tudor Body Ready offers different activities every month, from learning to paint like a Tudor to making and decorating marchpane. However, it’s not just the Tudors who lived at Little Moreton; The Other Side of the Hall is an exhibition which explores the stories of those who have lived at Little Moreton Hall more recently.

A superb day out for all ages – enjoy some home-cooked food in Mrs Dale’s or the Little Tearoom and visit the well-stocked gift shop.

Tucked away in the heart of Cheshire, visiting Little Moreton Hall gives a rare opportunity to slow down a little together, access a fascinating archive of Tudor history and experience one of the best scenic moats around. Imagine your own fairytale…

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