Museums at Night

Visit Knole at night, climb the Gatehouse Tower and join a wildlife walk in the park by torchlight.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As part of Museums at Night, experience Knole in a different light. Explore the rooms of Eddy Sackville-West and get closer to the stars from the top of the Gatehouse Tower.

Bring your torch for a nighttime stroll in the park. Guided walks will set off throughout the evening to spot Knole's wildlife (details below). Walks cost £5 per person and are available to book on the night on a first come first served basis.

Why not warm up with a hot chocolate afterwards.

Prices

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

Prices

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.

The basics

Suitability
Children and families are very welcome to attend.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Normal admission applies. Please purchase your tickets in the Visitor Centre. Knole will be open late from 5pm-8.30pm. Last entry is at 8pm. Car parking will be free after 5pm.
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothes and footwear suitable for the park at night. Please bring a torch if you are joining one of the guided walks.
Accessibility
All Green Court spaces are wheelchair accessible. The tower is not wheelchair accessible. Please note access is via a steep spiral staircase with 77 steps.
Other
Normal admission applies. Please purchase your tickets for the Tower in the Visitor Centre. Please note that the Showrooms will not be open. Knole will be open late from 5pm-8.30pm. Last entry is at 8pm. Car parking will be free after 5pm. Guided walks will set off throughout the evening to spot Knole's wildlife. The walks not recommended for children under age 5. Walks cost £5 per person and are available to book on the night from 5pm, on a first come first served basis. 5.45pm - Deer keeping walk and a chance to find out about the autumn rut with Dom, Knole's park and deer keeper. 5.45pm, 6.45pm and 7.45pm - Bat walk and discovery with Alex, expert ecologist. Bat detectors will be provided.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 October 2017 17:00 - 20:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Knole
Email
knole@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01732 462100

Upcoming events

Behind the scenes tours

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:00-11:45
Join Knole's project team for a special tour through the showrooms that are closed this year, so that specialist building and conservation work can take place.

Deer keeping: Autumn rut

Sat 21 Oct 2017
17:30-18:30
Join Knole's park and deer keeper to observe and learn about the patterns of behaviour of our fallow deer during the autumn rut.

Family Monday: Autumn leaves

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
There will be a host of arts and crafts activities for families to enjoy during the autumn half term.

Family workshop: Paper lanterns

Wed 25 Oct 2017
10:30-12:30
Create a beautiful paper lantern to take home at this messy family activity.

Up close with Knole's conservators

Wed 25 Oct 2017
12:00-13:00
Ever wondered what it is like to be a conservator working on a precious collection?

Archaeology lecture: Ritual protection in buildings

Thu 26 Oct 2017
19:00-20:00
Learn about the archaeology of magical house protection and the history of ritual protection at this lecture.