tullip tree Tulip Tree


A tall stately tree with uniquenly shaped leaves - four lobed with a flattened tip.

The large leaves flutter in the breeze and turn to bright gold at the end of the season.

The flowers do not begin to appear for about 25 years and are never very conspiciuous.

2014 was a particularly good year for flowers, and again this year, 2016.


tullip tree

Alford Manor House is a very rare example of a composite structure, featuring a wooden frame with reed and plaster (visible from within the house), encased in brick.

Alford Manor HouseGround floor and first floor rooms feature design interventions from Georgian through to Victorian times, whilst the attic floor is virtually untouched since 1611.

Alford Manor House owes much of its existence to the wealth of one of its owners, Sir Robert Christopher, and through marriage to the Manners dynasty (the Dukes of Rutland), as well as to its tenants, most notably the Higgins family. Following a major restoration project the house is now open to visitors.

> more information about the history of Alford Manorhouse

Hackett Barn Museum

The Hackett Barn is part of the Alford Manor House Complex. Situated at the rear of the 17th century thatched Manor, it houses many of the towns historic artifacts.


Site Map for Alford Manor House website





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British Legion




Christmas Extravaganza

Dorothy Higgins








Hackett Barn

Heritage Weekend



Opening Times



Tea Rooms




Tractor Rally



WW1 Exhibition



Tulip Tree

Alford Manor House were Highly Commended in the Hudson's Heritage Awards 2015

Hudsons Heritage Awards 2015 Logo Landscape Highly Commended 2015

Alford Manor House were Highly Commended in the Hudson's Heritage Awards for "Alford Remembers WW1 1914-1918" - WW1 Centenary project.

Dan Snow presented the award at Goldsmith's Hall London on 3rd March at a special reception and lunch.

Thank you and well done to all involved in the project and those who supported all our events.

On 1st May Alford Manor House opens the new exhibitions which are being added to the existing displays. So plenty to see again 2015.


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How to Donate

Alford Manor House is a registered charity (Charity number 252330) and is managed by Alford and District Civic Trust Ltd.

All profits are channelled back into Alford and District Civic Trust Ltd and used to continue its charitable work and community programmes.

It costs more than £60,000.00 per year to maintain the fabric and services at Alford Manor House. This money ensures that this important Historic House and cultural centre will be available for use by the community for the future. Alford Civic Trust is responsible for the upkeep and future developments of Alford Manor House and receives no financial assistance for these costs from outside organistions.The house and any events are at present delivered by a paid tearoom staff, cleaner and a team of dedicated volunteers.

If you would like to donate monies or leave a legacy to Alford and Distict Civic Trust Ltd to assist in the running costs please contact:-
The Finance Director to discuss the appropriate way forward.

You can now donate to the running of the Alford Manor House by Paypal or Credit card or Debit card.

Please follow the link on the Donate Button.

Even though you are encouraged to sign up to Paypal; you DO NOT HAVE TO SIGN UP TO PAYPAL; simply follow the instructions to use your Credit card or Debit card. Thank you for your support


Walks Around Alford and district.

well valeWhy not make a day of it and visit the Manor House before you start, or have a cup of tea in our tea room when you finish? 

Alford Town Team have put together three walks starting in Alford with the assistance of the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. 

Walk Around Historic Alford Town -  circular 2 mile walk around the streets of Alford. (pdf download)

Ramble to Rigsby Village - circular 5 mile walk from Alford to Rigsby then back through Ailby Woods and Tothby Manor. (pdf download)

Well Walk - circular 8 mile walk from Alford to Skendleby Psalter through Well Woods to Ulceby and back to Well Church. (pdf download)


Opening Times of Alford Manor House

House, Gardens and Tea Room

From Tuesday 4th April we will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am – 4 pm and Sundays from 12noon – 4pm for the Summer season.
(Please note the Museum of Rural Life is not open on Sundays apart from special events)

As soon as the sun shines we put some of our tables and chairs outside- Come and enjoy the sunshine and our extensive new tearoom menu .

Over the Easter Weekend (14-17 April), we will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 am till 4pm.

Opening Times: 2017

14th Feb - 3rd April Tues & Fri 10.00 – 4.00
4th April -  30th Sept  Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun  10.00 – 4 .00 & Sun 12.00 – 4.00
Easter Weekend 14-17 April Sat, Sun, Mon 10.00 - 4.00
May Day Bank Holiday 1st May Mon  10.00 - 4.00
Spring Bank Holiday 27-29 May Sat, Sun, Mon 10.00- 5.00
August Bank Holiday 26–28 Aug Sat, Sun, Mon 10.00 - 5.00
3rd Oct – 31st Oct  Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri  10.00 – 4.00 
3rd Nov – 8th Dec Tues  & Fri  10.00 – 4.00 


Visit the Manor House Tearoom for your FREE WI-FI


Museum of Rural Life (once know as the HACKETT BARN)


The Museum is open at the same times as the Manor House during the week but is not open on Sundays

The Hackett Barn may be opened at other times by prior arrangement 

Please Telephone 01507 463073



Alford Manor House is open for Group Bookings at any time .

Alford Manor House is always available for Room Hire ,Private Functions and Funeral Teas.


on 01507 463 073 or on mobile 07919 322 230

or contact the Manor House here


Admission Charges:

Adults: £6.00 / Concessions: £5.00 / Children (5-16/18 In full-time education): £3.00

Children under 5: Free

Family (2 Adults & up to 4 Children): £15.00

Civic Trust members   FREE


Museum of Rural Life Only - Please pay at Museum

Adults: £1.00 

Children: free

Bookings at Alford Manor House in Lincolnshire

Alford Manor House is the ideal venue for your special day and has two licensed rooms for civil ceremonies. Set in large grounds with a private walled garden it is a unique place to hold your special events. Additional rooms are available in the house for smaller wedding parties and we have a fully lined marquee at the rear of the property for larger events. There are dedicated facilities for people with mobility problems.
• champagne receptions on the front lawn or in our walled garden
• fully lined marquee
• exclusive access


Please note that although the house has disabled access to the first floor and toilets for the disabled, wheelchair access is very limited, owing to the different levels on which each of the rooms in the house is built.

Access Statement (pdf download)


Alford Manor House is a great place for a group outing. Please contact the House Manager for further details.
• flexible times
• exclusive access
• special private tours for groups or societies
• complimentary tea and cake for coach drive

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We specialise in group visits at times outside our normal opening hours.

For more details or to make a booking please contact:

House Manager
West Street, Alford
Lincolnshire LN13 9HT

01 507 463 073

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