Knole

Knole
House
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN15 0RP
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Knole

  • 13 September 2014

Nestled in a vast medieval deer park, Knole's grandeur is hidden. This is a chance to see one of the country’s largest homes in the midst of a £20m conservation project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, which will see the collection conserved, access to more areas than ever before, a new conservation studio and a renovated cafe by 2018.

With free car parking and access to the historic Showrooms, which are now weather-tight after 2 years of work, you'll see Knole's collection of Jacobean furniture, including royal beds and breath-taking silver before work begins in earnest to protect it for future generations. In the park, join a guided walk at 2pm to hear about what makes this majestic parkland so special, including the deer and rare beetles.

Visit our Outdoor Café for refreshments, drop in to our shop for our latest gifts and wander our latest exhibition in the Orangery.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/knole1

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.
photograph of deer

Guided Park Walks

  • 28 August 2014 2-3pm *on now
  • 30 August 2014 2-3pm

Our walk leaders are passionate about Knole Park - its history, landscape, geography and wildlife. Join them for a free gentle short walk during which you can hear about the deer, 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

Website

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

photograph of roe deer

Knole Deer Park Walk

  • 11 September 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 13 September 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 18 September 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 20 September 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 25 September 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 27 September 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 2 October 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 4 October 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 9 October 2014 2-2:30pm
  • 11 October 2014 2-2:30pm

Join our guide for a walk in the park to discover its story and some of its residents. This walk is suitable for all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

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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