Things to see & do

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What's on

Healthy walks in Knole Park are informal and led by volunteer guides

Check our events listings page

Knole Park, open year-round to pedestrians, has lots to offer:

  • download a walk to suit you
  • join a guided walk on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2pm.
  • complete a challenge from Knole's '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' list
  • take part in our Family Mondays and other events throughout the year.

Plan a family walk

Snacks and drinks on the go in Knole park © John Millar

Snacks and drinks on the go in Knole park

Plan a family walk in our beautiful park and round it off with refreshments from our new temporary Outdoor Café, open 10:30 - 5:00pm.

Estate Office

Vintage typewriter gets rave reviews from estate office visitors at Knole  © Jonathan Sargant

Vintage typewriter gets rave reviews from estate office visitors at Knole

The Estate Office used to be the hub from which the Knole Estate was run. It's now an oral history exhibition where you can hear for yourself the memories of people who've lived and worked at Knole in the 20th century.

Park experience room

Come in and explore the park experience room at Knole © John Miller

Come in and explore the park experience room at Knole

Lots to do in a small space, just inside the main entrance to the house: hands-on activities for the family; learn more about the park, and share with us what you've seen and heard on your walks.

Orangery

Knole orangery exhibitions often offer food for thought and inspiration © Tim Stubbings

Knole orangery exhibitions often offer food for thought and inspiration

Right next to our visitor centre, come and enjoy our latest exhibition among the lemon trees and overlooking the walled garden. Both visitor centre and orangery are open 8 Mar - 21 Dec.

Plan your visit: about an hour

Do not miss: Jacobean grandeur, silver furniture, Cloth of Gold state bed  © John Miller

Do not miss: Jacobean grandeur, silver furniture, Cloth of Gold state bed

Enter the magnificent early 17th-century great hall and proceed to our three long galleries with their state rooms and royal beds. Admire the art of Reynolds and other court painters while appreciating the world's most complete set of royal Stuart furniture.

Plan your visit: 1 to 2 hours

Showrooms with unrivalled Royal Stuart furniture in a beautiful deer park © NTPL/John Miller

Showrooms with unrivalled Royal Stuart furniture in a beautiful deer park

Drop in to exhibitions in our orangery and our oral history exhibition in the former estate office. Then walk in the footsteps of those who've visited Knole in the past 200 years. Don't miss the silver furniture and rare state beds in the house before having a stroll in the beautiful deer park and visiting our tea-room.

Plan your visit: a few hours

Enjoy a picnic after a deer park trail then visit the Knole showrooms © NTPL/John Miller

Enjoy a picnic after a deer park trail then visit the Knole showrooms

You'll have time to explore the deer park on your own or with one of our downloadable walks. There's time for a picnic or a visit to our tea-room, before exploring Knole's courtyards, visitor centre, orangery, estate office and grand showrooms. To help you plan, here's what's in our collection.

Visiting on a Tuesday?

High ’bosquet’ hedges are an unusual feature of Knole’s garden © NTPL/Jonathan Sargant

High ’bosquet’ hedges are an unusual feature of Knole’s garden

Open on Tuesdays in 2014: 11am-4pm, 1 April - 30 September.

When you visit Lord Sackville's private walled garden, you'll go back through centuries in garden history and design. In its 26 acres, you can explore an unbroken green alley running around the Kentish ragstone walls, probably the longest in the country.

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