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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.

What's on

Celebrate Easter with us in April. Get out into the garden to complete our Easter trail, if you solve all the clues you might find a Cadbury's chocolate egghead at the end. Head to our events page for more details on everything that's happening at Clandon in 2015, including our upcoming exhibitions.

Spring colour

There are around 22 different varieties of daffodil in our meadow

There are around 22 different varieties of daffodil in our meadow

Daffodils have been a springtime fixture at Clandon since the 4th Earl of Onslow planted a meadow full of bulbs. You can email us to find out when they’re in bloom.

Group visits

Is your association or society booking your 2015 group visits? If you’ve got a party of 15 or more and are thinking about heading to Clandon or Hatchlands Park, then take a look at our groups page. Discover the benefits of a group booking, download our booking forms and find out where to get in touch.

The First World War

During the First World War our house was used as a military hospital. Over 5000 patients were treated from the Belgian, French and British armies. To discover the full story, visit us in 2015. We’re commemorating the anniversary of the war with events and exhibitions.

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