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Notice: Additional Christmas Opening Times Due to the popularity of our Edwardian Christmas Advent, we'll be opening the front hall of the house on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd so that families can enjoy the 17ft Christmas tree. There will be no event charge to enter the house and visitors should be aware that carriage rides, wreath-making, mulled wine and dundee cake tasting will not be available on these days. However, all other advents in the grounds and gardens will be available to view. This is the perfect opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping and festive fun before the big day House opening times: 11am until 3pm.

The perfect setting for an Edwardian country retreat

'This is a delicious house...' remarked Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on her honeymoon at Polesden Lacey. This country retreat, only four miles from Dorking and junction 9 of the M25, has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside.  It was home to famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville, who entertained royalty and the celebrities of her time.

Marvel at the glittering Gold Room, designed to impress kings and maharajahs, or Mrs Greville's extensive collection of art and ceramics ranging from world-famous Dutch old masters to sparkling Fabergé objects.

The gardens offer something for every season, including climbing roses at their best in June, a herbaceous border that we’re currently restoring to pre-war glories and a winter garden bursting with yellow aconites.

The wider estate provides plenty of space to let off steam on a walk through woodland or over rolling hills, with four waymarked trails to try.

An Edwardian Advent - what's on

The house beautifully dressed for Christmas © Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

The house beautifully dressed for Christmas

Weekends from 29 November - 21 December

'An Edwardian Advent' is our very special event to celebrate the countdown to Christmas in true Edwardian style this December.

Twenty-four festive scenes and traditional activities celebrate the advent and there's a free glass of mulled wine for every house visitor. Most of the event takes place within the house, but there will be lots of other festive fun happening out in the grounds.

Normal admission prices apply for non-members. Admission to the house for everyone (incl. members) costs Adult £4, Child £2, Family £10.

Christmas Lunch at Polesden

Enjoy a Polesden Lacey Christmas lunch © NTPL/William Shaw

Enjoy a Polesden Lacey Christmas lunch

Monday to Friday 27 Nov – 23 December.

Enjoy Christmas lunch with us throughout December. Three courses cost £22.50, two courses cost £20.50 and half price portions for children under 12 are available. You can choose from traditional turkey to estate reared roast beef or goat’s cheese wellington.

  • Advance booking is essential.
  • Please call 01372 452048 (weekdays only) to reserve your table.

Download our Christmas lunch menu

Polesdonopoly fun and games

Have all sorts of fun playing Polesdenopoly this winter © NTPL/William Shaw

Have all sorts of fun playing Polesdenopoly this winter

Get rich and live a life of luxury like Mrs Greville. Earn your fortune and buy your favourite parts of Polesden by playing silly games across the grounds. Players are issued with a game map and playing pieces, and the person with the most 'property' at the end of the game wins a prize.

Best of all, you'll laugh your socks off in the process.

£5 for one game bag serving five players.

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Enjoy a crisp winter walk

You may know the house but walk a little further to see to see breath-taking views of our grounds. There's also a lot to see for wildlife lovers.

Glorious autumn colour

Enjoy the bright colours of Autumn

You can see the colours changing in every corner of our grounds. Some of the best autumn has to offer can be found in the valley, Preserve Copse, the pinetum and the sunken garden.


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