The ground floor of the house is open daily 1pm-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Step inside as if it were the 1920s/1930s, and the relaxed family home of Sir Francis Acland, 14th Baronet.
Welcome back and keeping safe
Face coverings will be mandatory for visitors when inside the mansion, unless you're exempt. We will use a queueing system to manage flow into the house. Windows will be open in the drawing room, dining room and library to add additional ventilation.
Visiting the Ground Floor of Killerton House
Killerton House lies at the heart of the Killerton Estate, which was the home of the Acland family from the late seventeenth century until it was gifted to the National Trust in 1944. To find out more about the history of Killerton House visit the house history page here.
On your visit, you will experience the ground floor of the house as if it were the 1920s/1930s, the relaxed family home of Sir Francis Acland, 14th Baronet.
You can enjoy the entrance hall, the music room, the staircase hall, the drawing room, library and dining room. As you wander through these rooms, imagine Killerton as the home of an active, busy family who enjoyed a wide range of country pursuits. Mackintoshes in the entrance hall, dogs on the sofa in the music room (despite protests from Sir Francis), the library scattered with books and correspondence. Back in the day, perhaps if you visited at breakfast time, you would have caught a glimpse of Sir Francis feeding his tame pheasant through the window.
Visiting the First Floor of Killerton House (from 21 June, subject to Government restrictions lifting)
In 1978, Killerton became the home of the Paulise de Bush fashion collection. The house now hosts fashion exhibitions on the first floor, head upstairs to discover the current exhibition, 'Active Minds and Busy Bodies'.
For the Young, and those Young of Heart
As a family home there is plenty to do for our younger visitors and for those who are just young of heart….
Legend has it that the Acland children once built a boat in the Study! We don’t offer boat building today, but there are plenty of other exciting things to discover at Killerton.
One of our favourite games to play as we explore the mansion is to spot all the family pets in the paintings and photographs. The family absolutely adored their dogs, horses and birds. How many can you find hidden in plain sight? See if you can find more than our room guides. Do you enjoy jokes? The Acland’s loved to have fun and there are hidden jokes to be found in the library.
For Intrepid Explorers
Killerton House is home to a family of mice who help to look after the property and help to put on the exhibitions. Can you spot them all as you explore?