Parks for People

3rd February 2021

We are extremely proud to be a part of the restoration effort of Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens, the well-loved visitor attraction.

The ‘Restoring the Glory; Revealing the Secrets’ project, which was made possible through the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and its players, will see the historic parklands returned to their former Georgian splendour. Spectacular changes are taking place in the parkland as part of the £3 million Parks for People Project, including key (and currently hidden or derelict) features being uncovered, like the ice-house, fairy garden and gardener’s cottage.

Dear shelter restored

Due to the transformational nature of the work, which will make the parklands even more special, the museum and outdoor space (including the car park) has been temporarily shut, due to reopen again in mid-February.   

Work to the well-loved visitor attraction will bring huge benefits to the area and see changes such as new family activities, the exciting opening up of undiscovered spaces and buildings, the creation of interesting and spectacular things to see and do as well as introducing boats back on the lakes.

We will be introducing boats back onto the lake

The main goal of the project is to improve the visitor experience, shine a spotlight on the Hall’s magnificent and fascinating history and really raise the profile of the stunning attraction which is a gem in the Yorkshire landscape.

We are a green Heritage site
Parks for People