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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.

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.

Words Paper Print

To celebrate Knole’s timeless atmosphere and rich literary history, we will be hosting a summer season of exciting book-inspired events, from talks and concerts to bookbinding and poetry workshops.

Centuries of splendour

 Dr Jonathan Foyle explores the amazing story of a house created to display its owners' power and royal connections.  Dr Foyle will be giving a lecture at Knole on Wednesday 23 September.  Please see our events page for more information.

  • The collection

    See the precious collection our conservation team work so hard to protect. 

  • What's on

    We have an extensive programme of events catering for all ages and interests

The Knole Project

Construction work in the Brewhouse tea-rooms © Martin Havens

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.

Find us on Facebook

Join the conversation on our Facebook page  © Antony Crolla

 Visited the show rooms, sat in Green Court or run through the Gallops? Share your stories and be part of the conversation on our Facebook page.