Category Archive: General Information

  1. The Music of Sergei Podobedov

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    Russian born pianist Sergei Podobedov made his orchestral debt at the age of 12 performing Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto.

    A graduate of the Moscow Central School of Music, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Royal College of Music,Sergei was the first recipient of a Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Scholarship at the Royal College of Music and the youngest winner of the Edward Boyle Award in London.

    “a magnificent pianist who possesses outstanding virtuosic skills combined with true musicality and a refined sense of style.” – Gennady Rozhdestvensky

    We are delighted to be welcoming Sergei to Haddon Hall on Sunday 2nd June for two exclusive recitals, performing a mixed programme from the Renaissance, Baroque and classical repertoire. Performances will take place at 11:30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3:30pm, and are included in your general admission ticket.

    Learn more about Sergei Podobedov on his official website, which showcases recordings, videos and photos, or buy advance tickets to Haddon Hall here.

  2. The Ultimate Guide To Christmas On The Haddon Estate

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    Christmas at Haddon Hall is always a truly memorable occasion, and we’re certain that 2017 will be no exception. To make planning your trip that little bit easier, we’ve put together a handy guide to all things festive on the Haddon Estate…

    Winter Artisan Market

    17th November 2017 – 19th November 2017

    The perfect opportunity to make a magical start to your Christmas shopping, our Winter Artisan Market will last for three days between Friday 17th November – Sunday 19th November.

    Over 100 local artisans will be showcasing their unique creations throughout our historic rooms, making it our biggest market to date. You’ll find a list of stallholders, along with further information, at

    The admission fee will be £5 to cover entry to the Hall (usually £14.50) and parking will operate on a one-in-one-out basis, so we recommend that visitors use public transport wherever possible.


    The Origins of Christmas with Dr Patrick Harding

    3rd December 2017

    “From puddings to pantomime, carols to cards, trees to turkeys – everything you need to know about Christmas.”

    Join broadcaster, author and teacher Dr Patrick Harding for mince pies, mulled wine and a fascinating talk about the origins of Christmas. The evening will begin with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie at 5.30pm by the Banqueting Hall fire, with the talk commencing at 6pm.

    Find out more about Patrick Harding on his website, or book tickets for the event online at


    Candlelight Tours

    4th December 2017 – 18th December 2017 (Selected Dates Only)

    Our Candlelight Tours are one of the most popular events of the year at Haddon Hall, and for good reason.

    Be guided by nothing but the flickering flames of candles and fires as you explore Haddon at its most enchanting – dressed in all of its splendour for the festive season during the beautiful twilight hours.

    Some tours have sold out already, but you can explore available dates and times at


    Christmas Carols

    1st December 2017 – 18th December 2017

    The theme of this year’s Christmas opening explores the meaning behind some of our favourite carols, and Lord and Lady Edward Manners have put together a musical programme to match.

    Your festive visit to Haddon is sure to filled with the beautiful sound of carols new and old, as a vast range of musicians perform on almost every day of December. Find a full itinerary at

    Performances will take place in the Banqueting Hall at 12PM and 2PM each day, and are included in the general admission price.

    We would be delighted to welcome you to Haddon Hall this Christmas time.

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  3. Coming Up On The Haddon Estate

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     Your ultimate guide to things to do on the Haddon Estate this summer.

    We’ve already had a taste of summer in the Peak District and are really looking forward to what else the season brings. From musical recitals to games in the garden, estate adventures to mechanical sculptures, you can be sure that our upcoming events schedule will cater for a vast range of interests.

    Please note that Haddon Hall will be closed to the public on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th August this year. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


    Shadows and Whispers – An Exhibition by Artist, Nik Ramage

    Between 1st August and 30th September, ingenious sculptures will be scattered across the halls of Haddon in this unique exhibition from artist Nik Ramage. Visitors will get the opportunity to interact with the mechanical creations, which were inspired by the shadows and whispers of Haddon Hall’s rich history.

    You can find out more about the exhibition in this interview with Nik, and share your experience by using #ShadowsAndWhispers and #HaddonHall on social media.


    Family Fete

    This two day festival will provide fun for all the family, with a whole host of exciting activities taking place in the hall and gardens. Over the August bank holiday weekend, children and adults alike can enjoy music, face-painting, archery, crafts, storytelling and much more at our family fete, with free entry for children with a paying adult.

    Register your interest on Facebook here.


     Music Performances

    We adore hearing the sound of music floating through the halls of Haddon, and are thrilled to be hosting a series of musical recitals throughout the summer.

    “It’s such a pleasure to hear music being performed around Haddon’s grounds. We hope these occasional performances with some of the region’s best musicians will bring much enjoyment to visitors this year and set Haddon on the map for music.” – Lady Edward

    Performances are included in the general admission price and will take place outside in the courtyards and gardens of Haddon if the weather is fine, or from within the incredible setting of the Long Gallery if rain is forecast. Recitals coming up during the summer include:

    • Richard Haslam (Classical Guitar) – Sunday 6th and 13th August
    • Laura-Rose Gee (Harpist) – Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August
    • Bell Ringers in the Chapel – Saturday 9th September


    However you like to spend your time, we are confident that you’ll find something for everyone at Haddon Hall this summer. We look forward to welcoming you over the next few months.

    Explore our full list of special events here, or book your tickets online.

  4. A Market With A Difference

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    Beautiful stalls lining Haddon’s driveway, a marquee in the Chapel Fields, music floating through the grounds…

    On the 8th – 9th of July, we are thrilled to be welcoming the areas finest artisan traders to showcase their exquisite creations. With exhibitors displaying everything from food to jewellery, stationery to photography, you can be sure that our Summer Artisan Market will have a special something for everyone.

    Market Stalls at Haddon Hall's Artisan Market - Peak District

    “Our wildflower meadow and Chapel Fields make the perfect setting for our lovely Summer Artisan Market. We will be showcasing some of the areas best artisans and their wide range of stunning makes, with Darley Dale Brass Band performing on our picnic area on the Sunday. Retail therapy and music with a chance to have afternoon tea in a beautiful setting by the River Wye – what’s not to love?” – Julie Mellor, Events Manager

    Entrance to the market is included in general admission to Haddon Hall. Alternatively, for guests only wishing to visit the market, the price for entrance will be £4 per adult, with children under 16 going free.

    Parking will be limited and will operate on a one-in-one-out basis at peak times. We recommend that visitors use public transport where possible.

    You can find more information and a list of stallholders on the event page.