Your Visit

Cannon Hall is a stunning Georgian country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the perfect day out for all the family.

Visitors will enjoy the sights and sounds of the past as they explore the Hall and its grounds, uncovering the stories of this unique place.

Admission to the museum, park and gardens is free although some events may charge a small entry fee. 

Park and gardens

Cannon Hall Park and Gardens is an idyllic place for a relaxing walk, family outing or picnic. The Park is an ideal place to explore with children, with acres of grassland that are perfect for games.

Cannon Hall Museum

Cannon Hall Museum is home to an astounding mix of paintings, metalwork, ceramics, modern glassware and furniture collections displayed in exhibition galleries throughout the Halls’ historic rooms.

De Morgan Collection

On display in the hall is a hand-picked selection of artworks from the De Morgan Collection. It is an unparalleled collection of work by the late 19th and early 20th century ceramicist William De Morgan and his artist wife Evelyn Pickering De Morgan.

Many of the works have never before been on public display and include grand, sweeping canvases such as Evelyn De Morgan’s Boreas and Oreithyia, delicate drawings, curious decorative arts such as a head of Medusa with a gilded background of snakes and of course William De Morgan’s highly recognisable, brightly coloured and detailed ceramics. The must- see pieces will take up long term residency in the upper rooms of the hall. 

The collection is the only place in the North of England where De Morgan pieces can be viewed in all their glory on a lasting basis.  This long-term partnership with Cannon Hall forms part of the De Morgan Foundation’s commitment to providing wider public access to the collection. Cannon Hall will also become a key member of the network of De Morgan Collection exhibitions and loans in the UK and around the world.

As well as enjoying beautiful works of art, visitors can also explore the strong links between Cannon Hall’s most famous residents, the Spencer-Stanhopes and the De Morgans. 

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