Parks for People project update

14th March 2019

By Sharon Sutton, project manager for Parks for People

“Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens was awarded £3.4 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to renovate the parkland and gardens, restoring them to their former Georgian glory.

The dredging of the lakes has already finished and they now replicate the original Richard Wood designs. By May, the lakes should be looking fantastic with all the new wildflower planting growing along the edges and the clear views across the Hall will be re-established.

Work is due to begin this summer on renovating the garden buildings, including the cottages, Walled Garden, Privy Midden and the Ice House (which is currently hidden amongst vegetation). As part of the programme of work, the views and vistas of the parkland will be transformed, creating new paths, removing overgrown areas and allowing visitors to discover the hidden glory of Cannon Hall.

The park and museum will be open as usual so you can still visit and have a great day out. Visit our website ( or social media channels to find out more about the exciting events and exhibitions scheduled for this year. “

The Parks for People project at Cannon Hall is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Parks for People project update