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Manor Farm Site is Hillingdon's flagship heritage site in Ruislip, dating back to medieval times.

Manor Farm Grounds

The grounds are a mixture of formal and informal green space, including an orchard, a bowling green, a herb garden, the moat around the ancient motte, a duck pond and other amenity grass areas.

Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is located inside the beautiful Tudor Manor Farm House and provides an excellent introduction to Manor Farm's rich history, documented since medieval times. Two permanent display rooms with artefacts, interactive displays, video, and written interpretation. Housed in a high-status grade-II listed Tudor building, with many original features remaining. Includes one of the oldest examples (c 1700) of domestic wallpaper still to remain on its original wall in England.

Free admission including temporary exhibitions.

Learn about our rich history in our two permanent display rooms, with temporary exhibitions in the Provost Parlour. A collection of 18th and 19th century farming tools is housed next door in the Pram Shed. Supported by a 2007 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Opening hours

  • Monday - closed MFH Hall display
  • Tuesday - closed
  • Wednesday - midday to 3pm (March to October)
  • Thursday - midday to 3pm (March to October)
  • Friday - midday to 3pm (March to October)
  • Saturday - midday to 4pm (March to October)
  • Sunday
    • midday to 4pm (March to October)
    • 11am to 4pm (Market Sundays, February to November)

Outside of opening times: discover our new audio guide which allows you to explore Manor Farm 24/7 online.

Manor Farm hosts numerous indoor and outdoor activities for the whole community. See our information board by the Manor Farm Library to find out what's on.

Enquiries

Please email your enquiry to artsvenues@hillingdon.gov.uk

Cow Byre art gallery and tea shop

Regular exhibitions are held in the gallery. Local artisans occupy our craft workshops, where you can purchase their wares.

Refreshments and nibbles are available at the Cowe Byre Tea Shop which is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm. Sunday opening times vary according to markets and events.

Great Barn

The Grade II listed Great Barn is a unique and exclusive venue and one of the oldest timber framed buildings of its type. It's perfect for weddings.

Winston Churchill Hall

Theatre, music and functions take place at this venue. Find out what's on

Venues for hire

Many of these facilities are bookable, including the stables and a community hut - see our hire section

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