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Notice: Our ongoing programme of building and conservation work means that throughout 2015 we will continue to serve refreshments from our Outdoor Cafe, with outdoor seating area. The Brewhouse Cafe will reopen in 2016. Please note that unfortunately the opening of the Bookshop Cafe has now been delayed until June 2015.
More of a town than a house: six hundred years of history
Nestled in a medieval deer-park, Knole is vast, complex and full of hidden treasures. Originally an Archbishop’s palace, the house passed through royal hands to the Sackville family – Knole’s inhabitants from 1603 to today. Inside the show rooms, art lovers will find Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck to admire. Textiles enthusiasts can marvel at the 17th-century tapestries and furniture that make the collection internationally significant.
Our project to conserve Knole continues with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. With external repairs complete, the next phase is to open a new Bookshop Café and visitor centre in 2015, while we continue to build a world-class conservation studio and painstakingly conserve the showrooms.
The Knole Project
Work continues on the largest project in Knole's history. We're currently converting our barn into a conservation studio and renovating our tea-room, with more changes to follow in the coming years.