Knole

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:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural 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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Knole

  • 12 September 2015

Nestled in a medieval deer-park, Knole is vast, complex and full of hidden treasures. Originally an Archbishop's palace, the house passed through royal hands to the Sackville family - Knole's inhabitants from 1603 to today.

Walk through the showrooms created by Thomas Sackville, who employed the finest craftsmen of the early 17th century to re-model the old archbishops' palace. Four hundred years on, these rooms still smoulder with a stately and intriguing beauty. We have trails for children to explore the show rooms and discover their secrets. Art lovers will find Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck to admire while textiles enthusiasts can marvel at the 17th-century tapestries and furniture that make the collection internationally significant.

Famous as Kent's last medieval deer park and a priceless local amenity, the park covers 1,000 acres of bracken-lined paths and tree-filled landscape. The herd of about 500 deer are descendants of those hunted by Henry VIII. Enjoy exploring the park and bring a picnic or have a sandwich from the outdoor cafe.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/knole2

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.

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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