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Notice: The Brewhouse Cafe is now closed while it undergoes refurbishment. Our temporary Outdoor Cafe is open daily until March 2016 (apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
Six centuries of history hide within this grand house, which looks more like a town
Imagine yourself stepping back in time more than 600 years as you travel through acres of vast deer-filled parkland. Criss-cross through bracken-lined paths filled with wildlife and trees fallen and left to nature. As you cross the brow of the hill, one of the country’s biggest homes emerges. Ponder a moment to take in the acres of roofline, with chimneys, towers and facades which have recently been repaired to protect Knole’s world-renowned furniture, tapestries and portraits.
Inside, be part of a centuries-old tradition of visiting Knole. Walk in the footsteps of archbishops, monarchs, nobles and the Sackville family, who still live here today. Enjoy exploring the Showrooms which are full of hidden treasures, including the Kings Bed, the most magnificent example of a state bed to have survived from the Louis XIV period anywhere in the world. Art lovers will find Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck to admire, and textiles enthusiasts can marvel at the 17th century tapestries and furniture that makes Knole’s collection internationally significant.
Outside, signs of the biggest changes in Knole’s history aren’t hard to spot. Impressive scaffolding covers the medieval barn which will soon become a world-class conservation studio. In Brewhouse yard, work has started on our new Café. Both open to the public in 2016 and have been made possible with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Meanwhile, enjoy hot and cold refreshments from our Outdoor Café and shelter under our replica Great Hall ceiling canopy in our outdoor seating area.
Explore our 1000-acre parkland with its open vistas, shady trees and deer.
Search our events schedule including family activities in the summer.
Discover why Knole's conservation project is vital and involves you.
Plan your must-see list from Knole's collection of rare furniture and silver.
The conservation team look after Knole's precious collection. Join them for fascinating behind-the-scenes tales.
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