Behind the scenes tours

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.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Floorboards and wall panelling are being carefully removed so that new lighting and heating can be installed in several of Knole's historic showrooms.

This 45 minute tour is a unique chance to find out about the conservation work taking place and the discoveries so far, in the rooms that are closed to the public this year. Parts of these rooms have not been opened up for hundreds of years - a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Prices

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

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Tour included with normal admission showrooms ticket. Reserve a place online.
Suitability
Children aged 14+
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Must reserve a space online in advance. Please meet at the Visitor Centre. A ticket for the showrooms must be purchased from the Visitor Centre before joining the tour.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sensible footwear, as the tour involves some steep flights of steps and uneven flooring.
Accessibility
We regret that this section of the showrooms is not wheelchair accessible. Please be aware that the tour will involve some steep flights of steps.
Other
This is a free tour, normal admission to the showrooms applies. A ticket for the showrooms must be purchased from the Visitor Centre before joining the tour. Must reserve a space online in advance. Each tour is limited to 10 places. Not suitable for children under age 14.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 September 2017 14:00 - 14:45 Sold out
23 September 2017 11:00 - 11:45 Sold out
20 October 2017 14:00 - 14:45 Sold out
21 October 2017 11:00 - 11:45 Sold out

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Behind the scenes tours

Fri 22 Sep 2017
14:00-14:45
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.

Volunteering coffee mornings

Sat 23 Sep 2017
10:30-12:30
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.

Storytime in Knole's bookshop

Mon 25 Sep 2017
11:00-11:30
Join the storytime fun in Knole's bookshop where your little ones can enjoy short stories and nursery rhymes.

Up close with Knole's conservators

Wed 27 Sep 2017
12:00-13:00
Ever wondered what it is like to be a conservator working on a precious collection?

Archaeology in Knole Park walk

Sat 14 Oct 2017
14:00-15:00
Explore the past with our park walk team and learn about the latest archaeological discoveries.

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.