Home Farm Visitor Centre

Our visitor centre

Our visitor centre makes the most of a beautiful historic farm building © National Trust

Our visitor centre makes the most of a beautiful historic farm building

Once a model farm, this creatively restored building now houses our Cow Barn kitchen, gift shop and garden shop.

It was built for Antony Gibbs between 1881-3 and was a vital element of the self-supporting Tyntesfield estate. This area housed a dairy herd of 18 shorthorns and six Alderney cows, with space for two bulls, calves and pigs.

We continue the self-sufficiency today - many of the fruit and vegetables used in the kitchen come from our kitchen garden.

Food and drink

Indulge in a cake and a cuppa © John Millar

Indulge in a cake and a cuppa

Our Cow Barn kitchen is open all year round. Serving fresh, seasonal hot and cold lunches and plenty of cakes and scones it's the ideal place to start or finish your day out.

Explore the estate further to enjoy a snack in our converted tennis pavilion, open seasonally.

Play area

Play time on the farm at Tyntesfield in our Home Farm play area © NT

Little ones love this farm-themed play area with its tractors, slide and cow. Why not pick up one of our '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' brochures to help you explore too.

Second hand books

Play time on the farm at Tyntesfield in our Home Farm play area © NT/Tyntesfield

Browse our second hand bookshop safe in the knowledge that everything you buy helps us raise money for our ongoing conservation work.


See some of the works in progress © Andrew Briffett

The North Somerset Bodgers are experts in green woodworking and use traditional methods to create wonderful rustic items.

Put a smile on your plate

Vegetables in a wheelbarrow

Vegetables in a wheelbarrow

We try to source as much of our fruit and vegetable produce as we can from our kitchen garden. Whatever we can't source ourselves, we look to local suppliers for, all within a 30 mile radius.

Our menu is designed around what's in season that week so you know you're getting fresh and seasonal food from us.  All you need to do is sit back and enjoy.

Wildlife hub

Focus on the Wild: A digital postcard

Focus on the Wild: A digital postcard

Tyntesfield is home to many ordinary and extraordinary species of birds, animals, plant and fungi.

Our interactive wildlife hub even gives you the opportunity to upload your own photos of wildlife to create electronic postcards to send to your friends.


Take a shopping trip with a twist. Our unique selection of gifts, crafts, home ware, and local food and drink is displayed alongside the detailed ironwork of the original troughs and stalls.