Guided Tours

Tour one of Britain’s finest stately homes

Home to The 19th Earl and Countess of Derby, Knowsley Hall has been in the ownership of the Stanley family since 1385. It is believed that a building of sorts has been on the current Hall’s site since the 12th century. However, today’s building dates, in part, from about 1495 with a later Georgian wing and some extremely fine Victorian and Edwardian interiors.

A guided tour of Knowsley Hall lasts approximately 1 and ½ hours and incorporates the 600-year-long history of the Stanley family and the Earls of Derby, as well as the history of the Hall, Park and Estate. Guests will be guided through all the State Rooms, including the Entrance Hall, Grand Staircase, Library, Walnut Drawing Room, Stucco Room and State Dining Room, amongst others. The rooms are furnished and decorated with items from the Derby Collection, highlights of which will be revealed along the way. From the rooms on the east side of the house, magnificent views of the surrounding gardens can be seen.

To arrange a group booking we request a minimum of 20 people with prices starting from £18.00 per person. Please note that the gardens are not included as part of the tour.

If you wish to add refreshments to your guided tour we offer the following options:

  • Group Tour with Tea, Coffee & Biscuits £21.00 per person
  • Group Tour with Tea, Coffee & Cakes £23.50 per person
  • Group Tour and Afternoon Tea (includes a selection of sandwiches ,cakes and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserve) – p.o.a
  • Group Tour with Executive Chef’s hot and cold buffet lunch – p.o.a
  • Group Tour with gala lunch – p.o.a

Call our team on 0151 489 4827 to check availability for your group tour today.

Annual Public Opening with Special Exhibition

Join us this autumn for our annual public open week, scheduled on selected dates in October 2024. This year’s special exhibition will feature paintings of the Derby Women through the centuries. This is a rare opportunity for interested visitors and art enthusiasts, both local and from afar, to experience the rich history of one of Merseyside’s most iconic country houses. Join us this autumn for a memorable tour. This exclusive event offers individuals the chance to book onto one of our two daily tours at 10:30am and 2:30pm across five days. Secure your place via the link below.

“Thanks for the warm welcome and fabulous visits our Viking guests have enjoyed at Knowsley Hall this year. It has been wonderful for us to be able to include visits to a family home that is so special and interesting.  Dr Lloyd’s tours have been very well received and guests have been fascinated by the collections belonging to the Stanley family.”

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