Knole

Knole
House
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN15 0RP
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

E-mail

knole@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01732 462100

Fax

01732 465528

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Knole
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Knole is one of England’s most important, complete, yet fragile historic houses, set at the heart of Kent’s last remaining medieval deer park.
* Rare collection of Royal Stuart furniture
* Important portraits by Van Dyke, Gainsborough and Reynolds
* Birthplace of novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West
* Magnificent 1,000-acre deer park, a Site of Special Scientific Interest

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site

Opening hours

House:
9 Mar - 3 Nov, Tue - Sun (and BH Mondays): 12-4pm

Visitor centre, Orangery, Estate Office, Park Experience Room, Shop, Tearoom:
9 Mar - 28 July, Tue - Sun: 10:30am-5pm
29 July - 2 Sep, daily: 10:30am-5pm
3 Sep - 3 Nov, Tue - Sun: 10:30am-5pm
6 Nov - 22 Dec, Wed - Sun: 11am-4pm

Garden:
2 Apr - 24 Sep, Tuesdays only: 11am-4pm

* Note: Visitor centre, Orangery, Estate Office, Park Experience Room, Shop and Tearoom also open Mondays 1 & 8 April, 6 & 27 May, 28 Oct, 10.30am-5pm

Admission charges

All free to National Trust members

House:
Adult - £11.50* (£10.40)
Child - £5.75* (£5.20)
Family - £28.75* (£26.00)

Garden:
Adult - £5.00* (£4.50)
Child - £2.50* (£2.25)
Family - £12.50* (£11.25)

House & Garden (Tuesdays only):
Adult - £14.00* (£12.60)
Child - £7.00* (£6.30)
Family - £35.00* (£31.50)

Car park: £4 per car

Group rates available.

*include voluntary Gift Aid donation

Getting there

By train: Sevenoaks station 1½ miles. Turn right out of the station and walk up the hill until you reach St Nicholas Church. The entrance is opposite.

By car: Please note: some sat nav systems will not direct you correctly to Knole using our postcode. Use postcode TN13 1HU and follow directions below. From north and west: leave M25 at exit 5 (A21) and follow signs for Sevenoaks. Turn right at mini-roundabout. Park entrance is in Sevenoaks town centre, left off A225 Tonbridge Road (opposite St Nicholas Church). From south: Leave A21 at junction signposted Sevenoaks Weald and follow A225 for Sevenoaks. Park entrance is on right after about 2 miles. From east: Follow A25 through Seal. Turn left at traffic lights. Continue ahead and through high street. Park entrance is on left 300 yards beyond top of the high street

Parking: 60 yards, available when house, visitor centre or tea-room open, otherwise parking in nearby town centre

By bus: June 22 - September 15: look out for our new route number 7 shuttle bus service to Knole, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and weekends.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Rosemary

Guided Park Walks in Knole's Medieval Parkland

  • 17 April 2014 10:30am-5pm *on now

Our walk leaders are passionate about Knole Park - its history, landscape, geography and wildlife. Join them for a free gentle stroll during which you can hear about the derr, the people who've lived here, and places and events associated with Knole. You don't have to be an experienced walker, and the leader can tailor walks to the group. Families, buggies, wheelchairs and scooters are all welcome. Questions are positively encouraged!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal Admission Charges Apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/

Gannet

Family Mondays at Knole: Birds

  • 17 April 2014 11am-3pm *on now

Join us for a day of exciting free family activities including feather painting and bird-feeder making. There's something for all ages, and there's no need to book. Just turn up and look out for the Family Mondays table with staff on hand to help all day. Our experienced park walk leaders will also be on hand to lead some fascinating strolls suitable for children, all free of charge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/events/

photograph of easter eggs in basket

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail in the Courtyards and Park

  • 19 April 2014 12-4pm

Join us at Knole this Easter and hunt for clues hidden in our beautiful medieval parkland. Search high and low among ancient tree trunks and in the magical courtyards of this 600 year old house to find all the clues before the local deer beat you to it! Everyone will be rewarded with a Cadbury chocolate Egghead.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£2.50 per Child.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/

Easter Eggs

Family Mondays at Knole: Eggs and Nests

  • 21 April 2014 11am-3pm

The team will be on hand to help children of all ages get involved in free activities including nest making and egg and spoon races. Our experienced park walk leaders will also be on hand to lead some fascinating strolls suitable for children, all free of charge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/events/

Bee on flower

Family Mondays at Knole: Leaves and Flowers

  • 5 May 2014 11am-3pm

With 1000 acres of parkland Knole has plenty of special trees so we'll be focusing on leaves and flowers with leaf rubbings, crowns and fun with magnifying glasses! Our experienced park walk leaders will also be on hand to lead some fascinating strolls suitable for children, all free of charge.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/events/

Getting there

By train: Sevenoaks station 1½ miles. Turn right out of the station and walk up the hill until you reach St Nicholas Church. The entrance is opposite.

By car: Please note: some sat nav systems will not direct you correctly to Knole using our postcode. Use postcode TN13 1HU and follow directions below. From north and west: leave M25 at exit 5 (A21) and follow signs for Sevenoaks. Turn right at mini-roundabout. Park entrance is in Sevenoaks town centre, left off A225 Tonbridge Road (opposite St Nicholas Church). From south: Leave A21 at junction signposted Sevenoaks Weald and follow A225 for Sevenoaks. Park entrance is on right after about 2 miles. From east: Follow A25 through Seal. Turn left at traffic lights. Continue ahead and through high street. Park entrance is on left 300 yards beyond top of the high street

Parking: 60 yards, available when house, visitor centre or tea-room open, otherwise parking in nearby town centre

By bus: June 22 - September 15: look out for our new route number 7 shuttle bus service to Knole, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and weekends.

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