Godolphin

Important notice -

The garden and takeaway tea-room at Godolphin are open. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden and historic house

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What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

We're looking forward to welcoming you to the garden and estate for local exercise. You'll need to book your tickets for the garden by 3pm on the day before your visit. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance as we cannot guarantee you a place without a booking. The garden, wider estate, car park and tea-room are open, but the house, shop and outbuildings remain closed until further notice. The tea-room is offering a takeaway service only.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Godolphin (10 May - 16 May)

Sun 16 May 2021
10:00-15:00
Book your timed entry to visit Godolphin.

Timed entry to Godolphin (17 May - 23 May)

Mon 17 May 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Godolphin.
Children running in a parkland

Take part in our Spring Adventures in Nature trail 

Discover your local family-friendly trail and explore the ancient woodland and garden at Godolphin. Complete lots of fun activities along the way and earn a sweet treat.

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Things to see and do

Sunny day in the Kings Garden at Godolphin

The garden at Godolphin 

Wandering along Godolphin’s garden paths you can experience an environment that’s rich in history as well as nature.

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Piggery tea-room at Godolphin

The Piggery tea-room is open for takeaway, serving a range of hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. Open daily 10am-5pm (with last orders at 4:30pm). You can visit the takeaway tea-room and wider estate at Godolphin without booking a ticket.

Dog on a lead

Visiting Godolphin with your dog 

All you need to know about visiting Godolphin with your canine companion.

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Accessibility at Godolphin 

The Tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground and grass safely and is available to hire by advanced booking - please e-mail to book godolphin@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Walks on the estate

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History

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Our work

Details of three portraits

Addressing our histories of colonialism and historic slavery 

Godolphin, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.

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Join or give

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Godolphin on the National Trust Collections website