Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

An intimate family home with formal gardens and sprawling parkland.
Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough

A working estate on ancient farmland, with the Pennyman family home at its heart, is the last surviving historic estate in Middlesbrough.

The 400-year-old estate has had many owners, from the scandalous Sir James Pennyman, the 6th baronet, to the generous Ruth and Jim. Uncover the family’s stories as you explore their much-loved Georgian mansion home. Visit the servants’ wing and see the working model railway layouts.

Enjoy a treat from the tea room before a stroll through the seasonal garden, with newly revealed vistas, or follow the Pennyman woods trail to discover the wider estate. Families can play in the natural play area, enjoy a game of croquet and have fun in the family room.


Features & Accessibility

  • Accredited Museum
  • Winter Opening
  • Plant Sales
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Visits
  • Dogs welcome on leads (grounds only)
  • Facilities for wheelchair users & those with limited mobility
  • Facilities for visual impairments

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Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR

01642 324188 


Opening times

You will need to book your visit in advance.

Visit the website for further details.

You may be turned away if you arrive without a booking.


From A19 take A174 to A172 or west of the A171. Follow signs for Ormesby Hall and the entrance is on Ladgate Lane (B1380).

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