Keeping house - past and present

Meet Knole's conservation team during your visit to the showrooms.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Find out how conservation and housekeeping techniques have changed over the years, how the team cares for a grand, sprawling house like Knole, and watch live demonstrations. Normal admission to the showrooms applies.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Gatehouse Tower
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £3.50 £3.15
Child £2.00 £1.80
Family £8.00 £7.20
Showrooms (includes garden on Tuesdays, Apr-Sept)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.00 £8.15
Child £4.75 £4.30
Family £21.75 £19.65
Tower & Showrooms (garden on Tuesdays, Apr-Sept)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.50 £11.30
Child £6.75 £6.10
Family £29.75 £26.85

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Admission to the tower and showrooms is free for National Trust members and under 5s.

Car park costs £4 per car for non-members; free for National Trust members.

Entry to the park, courtyards and conservation studio is free for everyone.

Please get in touch for group rates.


The basics

Suitable for all ages.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Please be aware that in the showrooms only the Great Hall and the bottom of the Great Staircase are wheelchair accessible.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
5 June 2018 12:00 - 15:30 Available
6 June 2018 12:00 - 15:30 Available
7 June 2018 12:00 - 15:30 Available
8 June 2018 12:00 - 15:30 Available
9 June 2018 12:00 - 15:30 Available
10 June 2018 12:00 - 15:30 Available

Contact Info

Call 01732 462100

Upcoming events

Age of Opulence: A fashion exhibition by West Kent College

Mon 28 May 2018
Join us for a fashion exhibition in the Hayloft Learning Centre, as we showcase and celebrate the work of fashion students from West Kent College.

Beastly bugs trail

Mon 28 May 2018
Pick up our beastly bugs trail when you visit the showrooms and see if you can spot the replica bugs hidden amongst Knole's renowned collection of paintings, silver and furniture.

Storytime in Knole's bookshop

Mon 04 Jun 2018
Join the storytime fun in Knole's bookshop where your little ones can enjoy short stories and nursery rhymes.

Keeping house - past and present

Tue 05 Jun 2018
Meet Knole's conservation team during your visit to the showrooms.

Conservation lecture: Understanding Knole's past through its collections

Tue 05 Jun 2018
Join Martha Infray, Project Conservator, and Jan Cutajar, Objects Conservator, to learn about the latest conservation updates from Knole. 

Volunteering coffee mornings

Thu 14 Jun 2018
If you are interested in volunteering at Knole, come along to a free coffee morning to find out more and meet our friendly team. You'll be able to discover what opportunities are available and talk to some of our volunteers.