Restoring the Glory, Revealing the Secrets

9th May 2019

The restoration of the 70 acres of park and gardens to their former glory is continuing to progress well. Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens was awarded £3.4 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to renovate and restore the parkland and gardens.

Here’s the latest from the Parks for People team at Cannon Hall:

“The lakes have been drained and the contractors will be returning to site in May to remove the fencing, re-seed the area and carry out tidying up works.

The next phase of the project is the landscaping with works commencing early June. They’ll be starting with the drainage in the parkland, followed by redeveloping the walled gardens, which includes taking out the old pond and pergola, and installing the new Georgian pond.

There will be a new pathway from the car park along the lakes, and the existing paths will be renewed. There will be new planting and the woodland area is being opened up for families and children to explore, activities in this area will include a mud kitchen, den building and storytelling area.”

The park and museum will be open as usual so you can still visit and have a great day out. Visit 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.

Restoring the Glory, Revealing the Secrets