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Notice: Knole's showrooms are open as normal from 12-4pm, Tuesdays-Sundays. 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. 

Top 5 autumn colours at Knole

Knole Spangled Bed textile showing the difference light exposure makes

Come and enjoy the best of Knole's autumn colours, in the house and in the parkland.

Hop on our vintage bus

Popular service number 7 taking visitors to the main Knole house entrance

Enjoy a vintage bus ride direct to Knole's main entrance, from 21 June to 7 September 2014. Just £2, this is an all-day, hop-on, hop-off service. Check dates and the No. 7 bus schedule.

Useful information

  • Perfect picnics

    Explore our 1000-acre parkland with its open vistas, shady trees and deer.

  • What's on

    Search our events schedule including family activities in the summer.

  • What's new?

    Discover why Knole's conservation project is vital and involves you.

  • Collections online

    Plan your must-see list from Knole's collection of rare furniture and silver.

Knole Studios: the work begins

Early proposal for the Knole conservation studio interior © National Trust

We're converting our medieval barn into Knole Studios and rebuilding our old Brewhouse tea-room facilities. Listen to the Knole project team reveal exciting details.

Conservation blog

Knole conservation team need thermals and fleeces for the deep winter clean © Emily Watts NT

The conservation team look after Knole's precious collection. Join them for fascinating behind-the-scenes tales.

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Be part of our Facebook community whether you're new to Knole or have tips and pictures from earlier visits.

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