Meet the project builder

How exactly do you repair a Tudor roof? To find out, you're invited onto The Vyne's rooftop walkway to meet Site Manager for the Roof Project Andy Nicholls.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

From constructing complex scaffolding around a fragile listed building to dismantling and re-constructing chimneys to exact specifications, hear the particular challenges we are facing at the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535.


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


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.00 £11.75
Child £6.50 £5.90
Family £32.00 £28.80
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80

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...

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The basics

Children are welcome
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the bottom of the lift onto the rooftop walkway.
What to bring and wear
Please wear practical outdoor clothing and flat shoes.
Wheelchair accessible. There is a lift onto the rooftop walkway.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 January 2018 13:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Estate Office
Call 01256 883858

Upcoming events

Tudor secrets self-guided tour

Thu 18 Jan 2018
At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, pick up your self-guided tour at Visitor Reception and uncover hidden secrets contained in The Vyne's surviving Tudor features.

Children's Tudor animal trail

Thu 18 Jan 2018
Deer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an important part in Tudor life.

Tudor geocaching challenge

Thu 18 Jan 2018
Intrepid explorers can download the Geocaching® app from before casting themselves back to the sixteenth century with our Tudor-themed geocaches.

Tag-a-Tile 2018

Thu 18 Jan 2018
Be part of history by personalising a tile with a message or drawing to go on our new roof.

Last chance to see the rooftop walkway

Thu 18 Jan 2018
As this former Tudor palace comes to the end of a £5.4m roof project, seize the last opportunity to explore the rooftop walkway. Read on for all opening times and last entry times. Normal admission applies.

Meet the project specialist - Archaeology

Mon 22 Jan 2018
Dating the design and construction of the roof, this is your opportunity to come and meet Gary Marshall, our National Trust archaeologist for the project at The Vyne.