Washington Old Hall
The Avenue, Washington
Tyne and Wear. NE38 7LE
Tel: 0191 4166 879


The Hall is maintained by the  National Trust and is open to the public this year from 28th March till 31st Ocotber on Sundays, Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 11am till 5pm.  Admission prices:- Adults £3.50, Children £2.00, family ticket £9.

You will be assured of a good welcome by Kate and her team of staff and volunteers.

The name of Washington dates back to Anglo-Saxon times but it is now best known for its links with George Washington the first President of the United States.  His family derived its name when William de Hertburn (Hartburn) settled here in the 12th century and assumed the name of William de Wessynton (Washington).  It is not know whether he built the house at that time or aquired it ready built.  By the end of the 14th century the Washington family had dispersed arround the country.  The branch of the family which produced George Washington settled in Lancashire due to the marriage of Robert, great great grandson of the first Washington to  Joan de Strickland of Sizergh Castle.

Events during the year 2010

Washington Village: The place and its people

Summer Holidayt Nature Week  2nd - 6th August 10am- 4pm
Children 8 yrs. 12yrs

Garden walk with jam making 12th September 1pm - 4pm
Booking is essential, £5 per person.

Garden walk with Chutney making 19th September 1pm - 4pm
Booking is essential, £5 per person.

Children' Halloween 30th & 31st October 6pm - 8pm
Booking is essential, £6 per child.

Frost Fayre  28th November 11am - 4pm
Free Event

Santa's Visit 5th & 12th December 11am - 4pm
Booking is essential, £7.50 per child.


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