Attic tours

On this tour of Knole's often-forgotten attic spaces, our knowledgeable guides will reveal the stories behind centuries of graffiti, lost 17th century letters, witchmarks and a curiously sloped floor.

  • Booking essential

Hidden above the grandeur of the showrooms lie Knole's attics - sometimes inhabited but more often used for storage, these spaces have evolved over the centuries with each generation. These behind the scenes tours will take in the impressive decorated ceilings and fireplaces of the Retainer's Gallery, South Barracks and Upper Kings Room. Conservation work has been left visible in places, laying open the bare bones of the house and exposing the craftsmanship underlying its structure.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £7.50

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Content is aimed at an adult audience, children welcome at parents discretion.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please go to the Visitor Centre on arrival to exchange your ticket for a tour lanyard. The visitor welcome team will direct you to the meeting point for your tour.
What to bring and wear
Attic tours explore some of Knole's long forgotten areas. Please wear comfortable and flat footwear. You will be asked to leave any large bags and rucksacks in lockers.
Accessibility
Please expect steep staircases and uneven floors in places. The attics are not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs. If you require a carer, please call us on 01732 462100 to arrange this.
Other
Tours will start promptly at 11.30am. Due to the attics location it will not be possible to join tours after 11.30am. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to park and collect your tour lanyard from the Visitor Centre. We recommend arriving at Knole no later than 11am. It is not possible to issue refunds for tours if you are unable to attend or arrive after the tour has started. Numbers are strictly limited on these exclusive tours. Please ensure you book a ticket for every member of your party. It will not be possible to purchase additional tour tickets on the day of your visit. Please note that attics tours do not include entry to the showrooms.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 November 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
20 November 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
22 November 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
23 November 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
27 November 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
29 November 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
30 November 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
4 December 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
6 December 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
7 December 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available
13 December 2019 11:30 - 12:15 Available

Contact Info

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

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Attic tours

Sat 16 Nov 2019
11:30-12:15
On this tour of Knole's often-forgotten attic spaces, our knowledgeable guides will reveal the stories behind centuries of graffiti, lost 17th century letters, witchmarks and a curiously sloped floor.

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