Sorry our Hall of Names Centre is currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open on 19th April.
Discover the history of your family name for free in less than 5 minutes!
If you are interested in the roots of your family name, pop into our Hall of Names, which is incorporated into our Brass Rubbing Centre, next door to the Castle’s Giftshop. Let our Hall of Names assistants help you look up your family name in our archives, which contain over a million family names from many nationalities. You can view the origins and history of your family name (approx. 1800 words, along with bibliography), together with your Coat of Arms, on our computers, with our trained staff at hand to give you more information about the research and history, entirely free of charge!
If you like what you see, for a charge, this information, along with your Coat of Arms, can be printed for you to A3 size, with the option of framing, all as you wait. This makes for a lovely memento of your visit, or a perfect gift for a friend or family member. For anniversaries and weddings, we can combine the names of the happy couple on our Anniversary Doubles.
Ask our team about having your Coat of Arms engraved on bespoke Crystal Glass, or hand-crafted onto wall plaques. We can provide quotes for this, including P&P, to an address anywhere in the world.
Hall of Names is situated outside the castle in our Brass Rubbing Centre next to the Gift Shop.
You can also contact us via email or call 01646 681510.