Hall Place and Gardens has secured a £54,400 National Lottery Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The money was raised by National Lottery players and will enable more investment into the Grade 1 listed Tudor house and gardens following the announcement on February 5.

A recent ‘Dino Live’ exhibition recent held in the Great Hall attracted more than 12,500 visitors.

Councillor Peter Craske, cabinet member for community safety, environment, and leisure, said: This is great news. This funding will help us to continue to engage with the fascinating history of the house, as well as think about new developments to expand the use of the house and garden.

“Hall Place is going through such an exciting period of change. Since the London Borough of Bexley took over the management of the site in April 2017, the house has gained a new lease of life with a packed schedule of new events and activities.

“It is also a key part of the borough’s wider cultural agenda. Hall Place, together with other local gems such as Danson House, Lesnes Abbey, Crossness and the Carnegie Building, is central to our recent bid to become the first London Borough of Culture.”