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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.
18-19 April, 11am-4pm
Hunt high and low for fluffy chicks on our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. Follow the trail, solve the clues and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize. Once you've eaten your winnings head off to try pony rides or arts & crafts.
- Normal admission plus £2.50
On the lookout for spectacular spring colour? See one of the finest daffodil meadows around, a regular spring feature here since they were first planted in 1906. Usually at their best in late March and early April you can email us to find out when they're in full bloom, or call us on 01483 222482.
The First World War
During the First World War, our house was used as a military hospital. Between 1914 and 1919, over 5000 patients were treated here from the Belgian, French and British armies.
To discover the full story, visit us in 2014. We’ll be commemorating the anniversary of the First World War with events and exhibitions. Watch this space for details.
There's an outdoor adventure around the next tree, hedge or pond at Clandon. Our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ will set you on your way.
Build a den in our adventure area or fly a kite on the lawn. Ask our reception team for more pointers when you arrive.
Keep in touch
Keep up with our latest news, what's on and all the unseen work going on behind the scenes.
Get up-to-date information on our events and view our image galleries from around the garden.
We hope that you had a very enjoyable day with us and would love to hear more about your visit.