Record visitor numbers at Gunby Hall


Gunby Hall and gardens enjoyed a record breaking year in 2013, the National Trust has revealed.

The popular attraction’s visitor numbers went up from 16,000 in 2012 to more than 28,000 in 2013 - a whopping 75 per cent rise.

With access to more rooms in the house and with the gardens and tea-room open seven days a week, the national Trust believes the charming property is set to attract even more visitors in 2014.

“We love welcoming more and more visitors to Gunby,” said Visitor Services Manager, Rachel Marriott. “Especially now that for the first time in our history we will be open every day from mid February till November.

“To make our visitors feel extra welcome, we are looking for volunteers who would like to be trained to become ‘Welcome Hosts’. Welcome Hosts will be on the property to help in admissions, help visitors find their way and be a friendly point of contact.

“Welcome Hosts will at times also be looking after the Gunby Basement, which includes the Gunby second hand bookshop.

“This role will suit those who enjoy meeting people and have a sunny disposition. It would be great if they have access to email.

“All training will be given and the minimum commitment is once every two weeks, but more is always welcome.”

If you are interested in joining the team at Gunby and becoming a volunteer for the National Trust, contact Rachel Marriott on 01754 890102 or email