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Notice: The house is now closed to general visitors. We re-open for our Clandon by Candlelight events on Tues 2 – Sun 14 December on Tues - Thurs and Sun, 11am-3pm. See event pages for details. The restaurant and shop are open Tues – Thurs and Sun throughout November, 12-4pm.

Palladian mansion with grand marble hall, porcelain collection and unique Maori meeting house

Clandon Park is one of the country’s most complete examples of a Palladian mansion. Built by a Venetian architect for Lord Onslow in the 1720s, the estate has been passed down through generations of this famous family.

Magnificent interiors are faithful to the period, featuring original stucco ceilings and marble fireplaces, the most impressive of which are in the awe-inspiring Marble Hall.

Left to us in 1956, the house was refurbished under the guidance of interior design legend John Fowler. Today the house contains a superb collection of 18th-century furniture, porcelain and textiles, much of which was acquired by the remarkable connoisseur Hannah Gubbay.

While the wider parkland is still in the hands of the Onslow family, you can still see seven acres of gardens that surround the house. These are home to a small parterre garden, the walled Dutch Garden and Hinemihi, a Maori meeting house brought back from New Zealand in 1892.

The ormolu chandelier in the Speakers Parlour

The ormolu chandelier in the Speakers Parlour

Clandon by candlelight

Discover how our house would've looked by candlelight. Learn about the challenges of lighting a country house in an era before electricity and the clamour for candles from Georgian society.

2-14 December on Tues-Thurs and Sun, 11am-3pm. Ground floor only, normal admission applies.

What's on

Our house has now closed for the winter but we're still opening for a few special events. See Clandon by candlelight, discover Mozart's dramatic flair in our upcoming concert, or get ahead of the game and book now for Christmas Carols. Get more details on everything happening this winter.

Festive feast

With Christmas fast approaching, we’d like to invite you to bring your family, friends or colleagues along to enjoy a great festive dining experience. Whether it’s a room for 20 or a table for two, we look forward to welcoming you to Clandon. You can email us or call 01483 222502 to book your table.

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