Discover the wonder of Ragley
Are you a member of a group, society or organisation who are looking for a day out together? Why not come and explore Ragley’s History with a private tour from one of our passionate guides?
Since Ragley’s change in business in 2017, we are no longer open on a day-to-day basis to members of the public, however we still want to share the Family and Estate history with visitors. Therefore, we offer the opportunity for pre-booked groups (of 15 or more) to come and take a guided tour of the Hall, delve into our history, hear the anecdotes and tales from the Hall’s creation and discover the contribution of the nine generations of the family that have made Ragley what it is today.
As you venture through the Hall, you will discover that what makes Ragley uniquely special is that the collections displayed throughout our state rooms have all been accumulated by the same family over 9 generations. This really brings to life the fact that the Hall is still a lived-in family home.
When you take a tour with one of our guides, you will delve into the estate’s colourful history, from the initial design process by architect Robert Hooke in 1680 to the family’s contribution to art, in particular the Wallace Collection in Hertford House in London. From it’s use as a war hospital in WWII and the restoration project required afterwards, to the 14 year long creation of the beautifully illustrated South Staircase mural and the incredibly eccentric yet personal tales from its creation, our amazing team will bring to life the incredible stories from the Estate.