Explore the house at Clandon Park in 2018
Sharing our progress since the fire has been really important to us and so this year we’re opening the house to the public again. Until the end of October, you’ll be able to return to Clandon Park and see for yourself the extraordinary brickwork bones of this grand Palladian mansion. With the restoration and rebuild due to begin in 2019, this year will be the final opportunity for visitors to see Clandon in its current condition.
In 2016 we were able to open the Saloon via a walkway which gave visitors a unique view of the incredible structure, the fire damage and the areas which had survived. In 2017 we extended the walkway further into the house, including the room most associated with Clandon, the spectacular Marble Hall.
Planning your visit
From now until 28 October you can, once again, follow this walkway to see the building for yourself. Space on the walkway is limited but you don’t need to book in advance. Our staff and volunteers will ensure you get access to the best views inside the building without a crowd. Entry is available at £8 for adults, £4 for children (under 5s free) and £20 for families (2 adults, 2 children). Entry is free of charge for National Trust members. Clandon will be open from 10am until 5pm each day, from Thursday to Sunday with first entry to the house at 10.15am and last entry at 4.30pm.
Later in the spring we’ll be opening a new walkway to give you the first access to spaces previously unseen since the fire. You’ll be able to find further details of the new walkway here, and on our Clandon Park social media pages, closer to the time.
Standing inside the Marble Hall emphasises both the loss and survival. Look left and you can see from the roof through to the basement where very little has survived; look to the right though, and the picture is a very different one. Here, the fire was held back and more of the features integral to the building survive.
It’s this tale of two halves: of total loss to remarkable survivals that makes the restoration and renewal at Clandon so challenging and which we want to continue to share with you.
What you need to know about the site
Amenities are still limited following the fire, but temporary toilets (one accessible) are available close to Visitor Reception. Limited refreshments are available from our reception building, including hot drinks - you’re also very welcome to picnic in the garden.
Please dress for the weather, Clandon is a small low-lying garden and can become muddy in wet weather; walking boots, wellies or other sensible footwear is strongly recommended. Hard hats and high-vis jackets will be provided and must be worn at all times whilst on the walkway. This experience is not suitable for children under two years of age.
The garden is partly accessible, with limited access for pushchairs and wheelchairs due to the lack of hard paths. Unfortunately the walkway into the ground floor of the house is not accessible to wheelchairs and assistance dogs only are welcome on site.