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National Trust Ormesby Hall

National Trust Ormesby Hall

National Trust Ormesby Hall 

Family home with beautiful formal gardens, surrounded by sprawling parkland.
Nestled in Middlesbrough is the green oasis of Ormesby Hall, once home to the Pennyman family. This classic Georgian mansion is surrounded by 250 acres of parkland and farmland which offer year round seasonal walks with a colourful formal garden. 
Spend time with the family exploring the servant’s wing and watching the model railways pass by, with a special Thomas the Tank Engine layout controlled by children!

The minature world of Model Railways at Ormesby Hall

Don't miss the surprise attraction of model railway layouts in this historic house.

When you visit Ormesby Hall and venture into the servant’s wing you will come across the familiar noise of trains. Following the sound you will be surprised to find there are three permanent model railway layouts in the house, Corfe Castle, Pilmoor Station and the interactive Thomas the Tank Engine. 

Explore Ormesby Hall - Indoors & Outdoors

The family room offers a place for dressing up, crafts and play time indoors.

Then experience the life of a Victorian servant and explore the Laundry and Kitchen.Uncover the family's stories from 'wicked' Sir James to Colonel Jim, survivor of the First World War, and the theatrical exploits of his wife Ruth.

Explore the gardens,discover the garden games, croquet and natural play area to enjoy outdoors.

Families can also enjoy seasonal trails and year round events. 

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A few family friendly features of Ormesby Hall

  • Natural play and den building area
  • Mud pie kitchen
  • Thomas the Tank Engine Model Railway layout
  • Family room with toys and crafts area.
  • Family events throughout the year
  • Tea-room sells children's lunch boxes
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • The minature world of Model Railways

Opening times: Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Adult - £5.70 / Child - £3.00 / Family - £14
Contact information: 01642 328908 /
Parking: Postcode TS3 0SR, off Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough


Off Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR

19.52 miles  
  01642 328908    
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