Carrick Hill’s Volunteer Tour Guides take visitors through the house, telling the history of the Haywards and their home, as well as the artworks and furnishings.

Amongst the many paintings are works by Dobell, Gaugin and Sickert. There are sculptures by Jacob Epstein of Albert Einstein, Bernard Shaw and Sir Winston Churchill. The house is decorated for English country life living and includes some interesting furnishings of William Morris. Carrick Hill also holds exhibitions of artists related to the Hayward’s collecting or patronage.

Public guided tours are at 11.30am & 2.30pm during open days. 

For groups of over 10 people, please book a private guided tour * (see above). Click here to download the Group Tour request form.


Guided group tours of the formal garden with one of Carrick Hill's Gardeners can be arranged by appointment only. 

The tour will give glimpses into the history and future of the garden as well as some tips for your own garden.

To book a tour for a group please complete a Group Tour request form. Click here to download the Group Tour Request Form.