Wimpole Estate - National Trust
Wimpole Estate - National Trust
Old Wimpole Road
Weddings & Functions
Restaurant & Functions
Mrs Elsie Bambridge, daughter of Rudyard Kipling, bequeathed Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire, including the Grade I listed landscaped parkland, to the National Trust in 1976.
Wimpole had a succession of owners from Lord Harley (1711-1740) to the Earls of Hardwicke (1740-1894) and Viscount's Clifden, before being bought by Elsie Bambridge in 1930's and has a roll-call of celebrated architects and landscape designers who have worked on it, each contributing their own layer to its varied history.
Historic house or home, Agricultural site, Garden, parklands or rural site
Hall 9 Feb-3 Nov Saturday to Thursday 11am-5pm
Home Farm 5 Jan-8 Feb Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm; 9 Feb-3 Nov Daily 10:30am-5pm; 9 Nov-29 Dec 11-4 Saturday and Sunday
Garden, Restaurant and Shop 1 Jan-8 Feb Daily 11am-4pm; 9 Feb-3 Nov Daily 10:30am-5pm; 4 Nov-31 Dec 11-4 Daily 11am-4pm
Park Open Daily all year Dawn till dusk
Home Farm, garden, restaurant and shops: open 1-7 Jan, 27-31 Dec 11am-4pm
Stable shop and café: open 26 Dec 11am-4pm
Bookshop open same days as Shop but times may vary.
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
Hall, garden and farm: £16.10 (£14.50), child £8.40 (£7.60), family £40.70 (£36.80).
Groups (15+) £13.60, child £7.10.
Hall and garden: £10.70 (£9.60), child £5.80 (£5.20), family £30 (£27.10).
Groups (15+) £9.10, child £4.90.
Garden only: £4.50 (£4.00), child £2.40 (£2.10), family £12.90 (£11.60).
Groups (15+) £3.80, child £2.
Farm only: £8.40 (£7.90), child £5.80 (£5.20), family £26.20 (£23.70).
Groups (15+) £7.40, child £4.90.
Farm (members): £3.95 (£3.55), child £2.60 (£2.35), family £12.20 (£11).
Groups (15+) £3.95, child £2.35.
Discount voucher when arriving by bicycle or public transport.
Under 5s are free at Farm
- National Trust
Wimpole Hall with over thirty show rooms including Yellow Drawing Room; Plunge Bath; Chancellors Bedroom and Basements. Wimpole Home Farm set amidst eighteenth century thatched farm buildings is the largest rare breeds centre in East Anglia. Working Walled Kitchen Garden. Archaeology Walks in parkland.
Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Sir John Soane; James Gibbs; Charles Bridgeman; Humphrey Repton; Sanderson Miller; Capability Brown.
Hedge Laying Course
- 1 November 2014 9:30am-4pm
The course content includes the proper use of hand tools, side up and remove unwanted branches and stems on the hedge, cut and lay the pleachers with axe and hand saw, how to stake the laid hedge, and how to bind the stakes with withies.
- Not suitable for children
- 22 March — 2 April 2014
- 4 — 6 April 2014
Celebrate the arrival of spring by watching the frolics of new born lambs and learn about of the life of sheep. You may witness the live birth of one of Wimpole's rare breed sheep. Learn more about lambing from our Farm staff
- Any age
- Family friendly
National Trust Member: Adult £3.95, Child £2.60 Adult £9.00, Family £12.20. Non National Trust Member: Adult £9.00, Child £5.80, Family £26.20.