Knole

Knole
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Sitting proudly within Kent’s last medieval deer park, Knole offers something for everyone. Originally an archbishop’s palace, the house passed through royal hands to the Sackville family – Knole’s inhabitants from 1603.

Take a walk through the showrooms to appreciate centuries of history and Knole’s world-class collection. Children can explore the showrooms and discover their secrets with a special children's trail and handling collections.

Explore the recently-restored Gatehouse Tower. Climb the spiral staircase to discover a former resident’s private rooms and enjoy the magnificent views of Knole Park when you reach the top.

Knole Park covers 1,000 acres of bracken-lined paths and tree-filled landscape and is home to around 350 wild deer - perfect for an afternoon stroll and wildlife spotting.

Knole is in the midst of a huge building and conservation project, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please note that several of the showrooms are closed to visitors in 2017. However, there is a unique opportunity to see conservation in action and try your hand at our interactive displays in Knole's new conservation studio.

Venue Type:

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

Opening hours

Opening times vary. Please check online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

Admission charges

Admission and parking is free to National Trust members.

Showrooms and Gatehouse Tower:
Adult - £12.50
Child - £6.75
Family - £29.75

Car park: £4 per car for non-members.

Group rates available.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

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

By car: Please note: Some satnav systems will not direct you correctly to Knole using our postcode. Use postcode TN13 1HU and follow the 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 from the entrance, open 10am-6pm. Disabled spaces and coach parking available. There is additional parking in Sevenoaks town centre

By bus: Look out for the Vintage Bus (route number 7), which travels to Knole and around Sevenoaks on select dates between July - September.

Additional info

Please phone or go to our website for full details on accessibility at Knole. Lockers. Disabled parking and toilets. Cafe. Baby changing.

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.
Stone leopards on Knole's roofline framed by the moon.

Museums at Night at Knole

  • 28 October 2017 6-8:30pm

As part of Museums at Night, experience Knole in a different light. Explore the rooms of Eddy Sackville-West and get closer to the stars from the top of the Gatehouse Tower. Why not warm up with a hot chocolate afterwards.

Bring your torch for a nighttime stroll in the park. Guided walks will set off throughout the evening to spot Knole's wildlife. Walks cost £5 per person and are available to book on the night on a first come first served basis.

5pm - Deer keeping walk and a chance to find out about the autumn rut with Dom, Knole's park and deer keeper. 5.45pm, 6.45pm and 7.45pm - Bat walk and discovery. Bat detectors will be provided.

Normal admission charges apply (free for National Trust members). Please purchase your tickets in the Visitor Centre. Knole will be open late from 6pm-8.30pm. Last entry is at 8pm.

This event is suitable for children and families. Dogs on leads are welcome. Please wear clothes and footwear suitable for the park at night. Please bring a torch if you are joining one of the guided walks.

All Green Court spaces are wheelchair accessible. The tower is not wheelchair accessible. Please note access is via a steep spiral staircase.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission prices apply. Free for National Trust members.

For non-members:
Gatehouse Tower admission price only.
Adult £3.50, child £2.00, family £8.00

Website

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/35c8d9dc-c181-40b1-a351-43fb69d16184/pages/details

Getting there

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

By car: Please note: Some satnav systems will not direct you correctly to Knole using our postcode. Use postcode TN13 1HU and follow the 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 from the entrance, open 10am-6pm. Disabled spaces and coach parking available. There is additional parking in Sevenoaks town centre

By bus: Look out for the Vintage Bus (route number 7), which travels to Knole and around Sevenoaks on select dates between July - September.

Knole
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

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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