Melbourne Hall and Gardens

Type:Historic House / Palace

Church Square, Melbourne, Derby, DE73 8EN

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Once the home of Victorian Prime Minister, William Lamb who, as Second Viscount Melbourne, gave his name to Melbourne, Australia. The 18th century style garden has pools, vistas, a yew tunnel and Bakewell's wrought iron arbour. Lord & Lady Ralph Kerr and their family live in the Hall throughout the year.


Road Directions

Melbourne Hall is in the village of Melbourne, 8 miles south of Derby and 4 miles from East Midlands Airport.

From the M1 leave at J24 & follow the signs for East Midlands Airport, then Isley Walton and then Melbourne.

From the A42 come off at Ashby-De-La-Zouch and follow signs for East Midlands Airport. Turn left at Lount Crossroads towards Melbourne.

From the A50 come off at J3 and follow signs to Melbourne.

The nearest bus station is Derby.  The nearest railway station is DERBY, which is 10 miles away.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Assistance dogs permitted in the Hall & Gardens
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals


Opening Times

* Hall: Aug only (excepts first 3 Mondays) 2-5pm. Last admission 4.15pm.
Gardens: April to sept 1-5pm.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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