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Notice: A Met Office yellow warning of wind has been issued for Kent. Be mindful of possible traffic disruption and damage to trees.The house, park and Outdoor Cafe are open as normal.
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.
In 2012, we began a project to conserve Knolewith the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. With external repairs complete, the next phase is to build a world-class conservation studio and painstakingly conserve the show rooms. In many ways, this year, you will see more of Knole than ever before, as archaeologists search beneath floorboards and conservators decipher the marks of six centuries of history. It's never been a better time to get to know Knole.
50 things at Knole
There's no better time than autumn to enjoy the outdoors and complete a challenge from Knole's '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'.
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.