Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years, Renishaw Hall’s famous literary trio, Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell were all patrons of the arts and played a significant part in the artistic and literary world at the beginning of the 20th century. Renishaw is still very much a family home. There are tours of the property every Friday at 12.30pm and 2.30pm and booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. A tour enables visitors to see some of the spectacular collections of art and furniture acquired by generations of the family.
Over 115 years ago Sir George Sitwell created what is today one of the most important classical Italianate gardens in Britain. Ornamental ponds, a spectacular fountain, secret garden rooms, classical statues, overflowing borders and long vistas all feature strongly, and younger visitors will will love the Children’s Garden with its living willow tunnel and areas perfect for hide and seek.
In the Stable Block you can visit the Sitwell Museum, Gallery Café and gift shop. There is an exhibition here featuring the amazing collections of Sir Osbert Sitwell, including works by Picasso, Rex Whistler, Dylan Thomas and Wilfred Owen.
Many exciting events take place during the year so look at the website or ring for details.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours – please check opening times.
For more details about the Historic Houses Association, visit www.hha.org.uk
Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire, S21 3WB
Tel: 01246 432 310