Normanby Hall is traditionally seen as a typical English Country House. Its new exhibition invites visitors to look again.

The Hall dates to the Regency period, a time of travel and discovery. As a result, it is bursting with influences from many different cultures. From the architecture to the furnishings, and from the use of items to the techniques used to make them.

Visitors will explore the Regency rooms and discover the clues hidden in plain sight, as well as being able to take a trip around the four corners of world in fashion past and present in the first floor costume gallery.

Egyptian Sphinx, created by Ian Kirkpatrick

Egyptian Sphinx by Ian Kirkpatrick

Stunning new contemporary artworks, inspired by the Hall’s design and decoration will join the displays. The eye-catching installations include a part-sculpture and part functional furniture Egyptian Sphinx by Canadian artist Ian Kirkpatrick, whose other commissions have included the London 2012 Olympics and the Tour de France and hand-printed curtains by acclaimed Glasgow based designers Timorous Beasties.

Other pieces sure to get visitors talking include a grotesque dinner service, inspired by mythical beasts by contemporary artist Lindsey Mendick, and a chandelier created for the library by North Lincolnshire based Mandy Keating, featuring more than 140 faces from the local community.

Chandelier created for the library by North Lincolnshire based artist Mandy Keating

Chandelier created for the library by North Lincolnshire based artist Mandy Keating

Find out more on the ‘Exhibitions’ page

As part of our newly launched virtual tour, visitors can also explore the stunning period rooms and exhibitions from the comfort of their own home.

Take the tour of the Hall, or explore the Rural Life Museum.

Make the most of your visit to the award-winning Normanby Hall Country Park by buying an annual membership. Memberships start from as little as £18.38 and let you enjoy the Hall, gardens and facilities as many times as you like for a full year.