Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

The outdoor spaces, café and shop at Kingston Lacy are open. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

A lavish family home re-imagined as a Venetian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. The outdoor spaces, takeaway café, shop and toilets are now open daily. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. The house is closed until further notice.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland (10 May - 16 May)

Sun 16 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland.

Timed entry to Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland (17 May - 23 May)

Mon 17 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Kingston Lacy Garden and Parkland.
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Things to see and do

Children exploring nature at Kingston Lacy

Get out for an adventure this May half term at Kingston Lacy 

Half term at Kingston Lacy offers the whole family a place to relax, explore nature and celebrate birds, bugs and bees.

All year round

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Eating and shopping

Summer flowers for sale in the shop at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Shopping at Kingston Lacy

Our shop is now open daily. For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. In line with government guidance visitors to our shop and cafe are required to wear a face covering. Please bring one along with you. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue to look after Kingston Lacy for everyone, for ever.

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

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Delve into Kingston Lacy's stories

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Our work

A National Trust ranger looks down a treeguard in a new forest

Planting for the future on the Kingston Lacy estate

We've been planting more trees, part of our conservation strategy to provide homes for wildlife, increase biodiversity and leave a legacy for future generations.

Beetle on a daisy at Badbury Rings

Help us protect these precious places for everyone 

Our rangers work hard to protect this beautiful countryside and that wildlife that lives here. Please play your part by taking your litter home, bagging and binning your dog's poo and not using portable BBQs.

Find out how these activities can harm the countryside - sometimes fatally for the wildlife that lives here.

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Join or give

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Places to stay

Enjoy a break in the rural beauty of Dorset

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Art and collections

The Philae Obelisk at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

125 Treasures at Kingston Lacy 

A new book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust – shares the stories behind remarkable objects from our collections. We look in more detail at just two that we look after at Kingston Lacy.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Kingston Lacy on the National Trust Collections website