Polesden Lacey - National Trust

The exterior of Polesden Lacey house, with Ranmore Common in the background
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Set within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Polesden Lacey was the weekend party house of incomparable socialite Margaret Greville. Surrounded by 30 acres of grounds and a 1400 acre estate, there is plenty of space to explore and play.

Discover world-renowned collections of Fabergé, maiolica and Dutch Old Masters in the 19th-century house, along with changing themes exploring Margaret’s lavish parties, and life in service.

The formal gardens offer colour and fragrance throughout the year, from the walled rose garden in the summer to the Graham Stuart Thomas-designed winter garden during colder months.

Boasting colourful views that change with every season, the wider estate is also home to a vast array of wildlife including bats and butterflies.

Venue Type:

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

Opening hours

2018 opening times:

1 January – 4 February: 10am-4pm
5 February – 4 November: 10am-5pm
5 November – 31 December: 10m-4pm

House opens 11am; weekday access by guided tour only, 11am-12.30pm; free flow from 12.30pm and all day at weekends. Closed 24 and 25 December.

Admission charges

2018 admission prices

Whole property - gift aid admission
Adult: £15
Child: £7.60
Family: £38

Whole property - standard admission
Adult: £13.60
Child: £6.80
Family: £34.50


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Additional info

The popular restaurant and coffee shop serve a variety of fresh, homemade food including cakes and other treats. Our shop, one of the largest in the National Trust, sells a wide range of gifts, home accessories and more.

With a varied programme of events, there is always a reason to visit.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Polesden Lacey - National Trust
Polesden Lacey
Nr. Great Bookham

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01372 452048

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