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Normanby Hall Country Park



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Nestling in the heart of North Lincolnshire's tranquil countryside Normanby Hall Country Park is the ideal day out for all the family.

Many fine examples of period furniture grace the ground floor rooms, beautifully displayed in Regency style. Climbing the graceful main staircase, you'll discover two costume galleries, displaying examples of North Lincolnshire museum services extensive costume collection. On the first floor you'll find a Regency bedroom, Victorian nursery and an Edwardian bathroom - all designed to reflect the changes made to the hall over the years. In 1906 the hall was extended to include private family quarters and a servants wing.

The Walled Garden

Using a blend of traditional and organic methods of cultivation, Victorian

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varieties of fruit, vegetables and flowers are grown as if for "the big house".

In the rebuilt glasshouses peaches, nectarines, grapes and melons are once again grown at Normanby. Surplus produce is sold to the public. The display house is planted as the central showpiece, which the Victorian owners would have shown off to their guests on Sunday mornings after church.

In the rooms to the north of the garden visitors sample the life of the gardeners. There are re-creations of the head gardener's office, pot store, potting shed, tool/equipment stores and the bothy.

The Park

There are three hundred acres of parkland surrounding the Hall. A series of trail leaflets are available to help you discover about the Park's history, flora and fauna. Horse and pony riding are also available. Many original features still remain, such as the Ice House, Victorian Laundry, Coach House and Stables. In the deer park fine herds of red and fallow deer roam freely and can be seen close to the hall at most times of the year. Younger members of the

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family will enjoy a ride on the miniature railway, making friends with the ducks and playing in the children's play area.

The Farming Museum

The farming museum concentrates on rural life during the age of the heavy horse. Displays on the ground floor take you through the farming year, from ploughing to harvest, with fine examples of old agricultural machinery and transport. On the first floor you'll find a reconstruction of an agricultural workers kitchen and back yard, saddler's, blacksmith's and cobbler's workshops together with other rural industries such as brick and rope making.

Would Wood be Art (in the Farming Museum) An important exhibition by two local artists with an international reputation.Joey Richardson's bold, spectacular and innovative use of piercing and colour in her beautifully turned work and OH Boyd's sculpture and portraiture come together in imaginative combined pieces that are at the forefront of bringing wood into the world of art. OH Boyd's 'Longitude' series of portraits have their world premier here. The artist and wood sculptor OH Boyd will be running monthly drawing classes on Saturday mornings. Would Wood be Art.

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Directions

4 miles north of Scunthorpe off B1430. Well signposted from the Humber Bridge and M181

Normanby Hall Country Park Postcode for SatNav: DN15 9HU

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Normanby
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 9HU










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