What’s On

As Large as Life
Quentin Blake

March 29 – August 31, 2014
Free with admission to Hall Place

From the series Welcome to Planet Zog © Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake is one of Britain’s best-loved and most successful illustrators. Well known for illustrating stories by Roald Dahl, Blake was Britain’s first Children’s Laureate. Recently his pictures have escaped from the pages of books as works for the walls of museums and hospitals and other public spaces. Quentin Blake – As Large as Life presents work created for hospitals designed to have a therapeutic effect on their residents.

As Large as Life Events at Hall Place

August 2- 31 Holiday Activity: Summer Garden Trail
Angelica Sprocket has THE most amazing pockets. Unfortunately she’s lost some in the gardens at Hall Place. Can you find her missing pockets and discover what’s hidden inside?Pick up your trail sheet from the house reception. Daily 10am – 4.30pm. £2 per trail.

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The Cat Circus

Queen of Cats © Jessica Jane Charleston

March 29 – August 31

Free with admission to Hall Place

Jessica Jane Charleston is an artist who illustrates, writes and makes handmade letterpress books. Jessica’s picture book, The Cat Circus, will be brought to life, to coincide with the Quentin Blake exhibition ‘As Large as Life’.

Meet Jessica on the first Sunday of each month 10am -2pm as she demonstrates how a letter press works.


  • Click here to visit Jessica Jane Charleston’s website and explore her work further



13 September 2014 – 15 March 2015
Free with admission to Hall Place 

Discover how American soldiers stationed at Hall Place – code name Santa Fe – intercepted encoded messages sent by the Germans. GI veterans’ memories and declassified files reveal the importance of their round-the-clock, top-secret work, which helped defeat the Nazis.

Pick up your free map to explore how the house and gardens were used in 1944.

Join the North Kent Radio Society in the galleries on the second full weekend of every month to have a go at radio transmissions and Morse code.


Unbeatable Value

Gift Aid your house admission ticket so it is valid for unlimited repeat visits for 12 months (which includes entry to our exhibitions).