Beastly bugs trail

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Have fun hunting for the hidden bugs and learn about the pests that affect Knole's collection on our new beastly bugs trail in the showrooms.

Available Tuesday to Sunday (showrooms closed Mondays). The trail has been designed for families with children aged 2-7 years.

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.

Please get in touch for group rates.

 

The basics

Suitability
The trail has been designed for ages 2-7 years.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please purchase your showrooms ticket from the Visitor Centre and pick up your trail in the Great Hall.
Accessibility
Please note that only the Great Hall and the entrance to the Great Staircase are wheelchair accessible.
Other
Normal admission charges to the showrooms apply, there is no additional cost for the trail. Please note that the trail is available Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm-4pm (last entry at 3.30pm). The showrooms are closed on Mondays. The trail will be available on Monday 28 May as the showrooms are open on Bank Holidays. Therefore the only date the trail will not be available is Monday 4 June.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
27 May 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
28 May 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
29 May 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
2 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
3 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
5 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
6 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
7 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
8 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
9 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available
10 June 2018 12:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Volunteering coffee mornings

Tue 22 May 2018
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.

Behind the scenes tours

Fri 25 May 2018
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.

Age of Opulence: A fashion exhibition by West Kent College

Sat 26 May 2018
10:00-15:30
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

Sat 26 May 2018
12:00-16:00
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
11:00-11:30
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
12:00-15:30
Meet Knole's conservation team during your visit to the showrooms.