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
* Currently undergoing a £19.6million building and conservation project to conserve Knole and its precious collections and open new spaces to the public
* Knole's most impressive treasures are currently on display in the Great Hall (until Nov 2016)
* The Gatehouse Tower, Knole Conservation Studio, Hayloft Learning Centre and new Brewhouse Cafe will open in summer 2016

Venue Type:

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

Opening hours

Showrooms:
5 Mar - 30 Oct, Tue - Sun (and Bank Holiday Mondays): 12pm-4pm.
Guided tours only 11am-12pm. Last entry to showrooms at 3.30pm.

Visitor Centre, Orangery, Estate Office, Outdoor Cafe, Bookshop Cafe, parkland:
Open all year, 10am-5pm*

*November to February, Outdoor Cafe and Green Court closes at dusk.
Whole property closed 24 and 25 December.

Private garden:
5 Apr - 27 Sep, Tuesdays only, 11am-4pm. Last entry at 3.30pm.

The Gatehouse Tower, Knole Conservation Studio, Hayloft Learning Centre and new Brewhouse Cafe will open in summer 2016.

Admission charges

Admission and parking is free to National Trust members.

Showrooms:
Adult - £8.50* (£7.60)
Child - £4.25* (£3.85)
Family - £21.25* (£19.20)


Car park: £4 per car.

Group rates available.

*includes voluntary Gift Aid donation.

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. Out of hours there is parking in nearby town centre

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

Additional info

A mobility scooter is available to hire, please phone 01732 462100.

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.
The west front of Knole, built by Henry VIII.

Museums at Night at Knole

  • 29 October 2016 6-8:30pm

As part of Museums at Night, see Knole in a different light - climb the Gatehouse Tower, explore the rooms of Eddy Sackville West and get closer to the stars looking out from the top of the tower.

Bring your torch for a nighttime stroll in the park with our park walk team. Warm up in the bookshop cafe with a hot drink.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Gatehouse Tower admission price only.
Adult £3, child £1.50, family £7.50.

Website

http://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. Out of hours there is parking in nearby town centre

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

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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