Ormesby Hall

About Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall was home to the Pennyman family for 360 years and was gifted to the National Trust in 1962. The house, garden and parkland are a green oasis in the heart of industrial Middlesbrough, on the edge of the North York Moors.

Summer in the garden. Credit Annapurna Mellor

The house is a classic Georgian mansion with family stories, from wicked Sir James who bankrupted the family to Colonel Pennyman, survivor of the First World War and the theatrical exploits of his wife Ruth. Within the house is the surprise attraction of model railway layouts nestled within the servant’s wing.

Ormesby Hall drawing room. - Credit Esme Mai

Outside the formal garden offers seasonal floral displays and a new meadow and orchard space to relax, with marked walks throughout the parkland.

Families can play in the natural play area, enjoy a game of croquet and follow the children’s trails.

There is a yearly programme of events, from Easter to Halloween and Christmas activities.

Visit Ormesby Hall


Accessible parking

50m away from the house.

Disabled access

There are two external ramps to get into the ground floor of the mansion and into the inner courtyard. There is no interior lift.
Outside surface – gravel, bark chip or grass.
Level outdoor paths.

Accessible toilets

With transfer space to the side, handrails and emergency call system.

Staff support options to aid visitors

The duty manager can be called to assist.

Assistant dog facilities

Assistance dogs welcome inside the house.

For full details and facilities please visit Ormesby Hall's website and scroll down to Accessibility



Ormesby Hall provides a range of facilities to offer you a fantastic day out

Children's trails/adventure playground

Natural play area. Children’s trail in the house and seasonal trails in the garden.

Dogs at Ormesby Hall

Assistance dogs only inside the house and café.
Dogs on short leads welcome in garden, courtyards and wider estate.

Getting here

Contact us

National Trust Ormesby Hall, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR
Tel 01642 324188
Email National Trust Ormesby Hall


Follow brown direction signs on B1380, Ladgate Lane.

Public transport

Bus services from Middlesbrough: 63 / 28
Train to Marton station which is 1.5 miles / 15 minute walk away.

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