Godolphin

Important notice -

The garden, outbuildings, tea-room and wider estate are open and we no longer have a booking system in place for visits. Godolphin House is next open Sat 7 - Thurs 12 August.

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

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What's on

Be a busy bee at Godolphin this summer

Gather the family together for some outside fun and games. From archery, 50 Things activities and a busy bee challenge – there’s lots to do at Godolphin to get you up, out and active this summer holiday.

Trail running in the sunshine

Trust10 at Godolphin 

Trail runs, in nature, for nature. Join the free monthly 10k trail run at Godolphin, a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery.

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Things to see and do

Summer borders in the King's Garden

The garden at Godolphin 

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

Front view of Godolphin House

Step inside and discover Godolphin House 

What better way to learn about the history of a place than walking in the footsteps of generations past? You can explore the corridors and historic rooms of Godolphin House from the first Saturday to Thursday of every month – taking in the rich and varied history of the old house. Godolphin House will next be open from Saturday 7 until Thursday 12 August, 10:30am – 5pm (last entry 4:30pm). You do not need to book your visit.

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Piggery tea-room at Godolphin

Open daily 10am-5pm (with last orders at 4:30pm) the Piggery tea-room offers a range of hot and cold drinks as well as cakes. Cream teas and Cornish ice-creams are also served (subject to availability). From 19 July, the tea-room will revert to pre-covid seating layout. We will continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points will be screened. Hand sanitiser will be available should visitors wish to use it. Thank you for making this a safe experience for everyone.

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