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A grand manor on a Cornish scale

Look out for

  • The two different designs of Dutch gable on the main facade
  • Original 16th-century glass among the 576 panes in the Hall window
  • The photograph album in the drawing room showing restoration work
  • A slight mistake in the plasterwork upstairs in the Great Chamber
  • The view from the Great Chamber window to St Newlyn East Church
  • Rewards for the Arundell family loyalty to the Crown in the Civil War
  • Sketches of the house from before it was restored, in the Long Gallery

Discovering more about Trerice on your visit

There are lots of interesting stories to share with visitors

There are lots of interesting stories to share with visitors

Our friendly room guides will welcome you to Trerice and help you discover more during your visit by pointing out highlights and answering your questions.

Look out for information sheets and photographs as you explore the house, and if you'd like to read more about Trerice when you get home our colour souvenir guidebook is on sale in the shop at the end of your house visit.

Take a look at our collection

Oak skittles or 'kayles' on display in the Great Hall

Oak skittles or 'kayles' on display in the Great Hall

From wooden skittles to an enormous table and a 300 year old longcase clock, our collection on show at Trerice is of interest to visitors of all ages and interests.

We've made our collection of over a thousand pieces available to view online for people around the world to enjoy whether they're planning to visit or want to find out more about a particular object.

Handling collection

You'll find objects you can handle in certain parts of the house - do ask one of our room guides if you're unsure.

To preserve our house collection for future visitors we ask that you don't handle or touch other items.

Arundells & Aclands: greatness again

Thomas Dyke Acland's 1811 sketch of Trerice before restoration began

Good marriages and positions at the Royal Court helped the Arundell family prosper, and they built their house at Trerice in 1572-3. Over 200 years later the Aclands of Killerton inherited and did some major restoration.

The National Trust & the Elton Family

A sorry state: Trerice missing most of its north wing before restoration

Thomas Dyke Acland never got round to restoring the North Wing and by the time we bought Trerice in 1953 most of it had fallen down. Our first tenant, Mr John Elton, devoted himself to the restoration of Trerice.

The Great Barn complex

Thomas Dyke Acland's 1824 sketch of the Great Barn complex

Where domestic houses have their garages Trerice has its barn. Of almost equal size to the house this lofty space was once used for storing grain and is now home to our tea-room.