Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

Only the state rooms and the ground floor of the house are open today (30/08) but the sun is shining and the grounds are looking lovely. If you would like to help us open up more of this special place, take a look below at volunteering opportunities.

A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.

Kingston Lacy

Things to see and do

Summer play in the school holidays

We're all going on a summer holiday  

Keep your little explorers busy all summer at Kingston Lacy. There is something going on every day throughout the holidays.

Kingston Lacy

What's on

Upcoming events

Kingston Lacy House Ticket

Tue 30 Aug 2016
Explore Kingston Lacy, a lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There's plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs.

Summer holiday weaving

Wed 31 Aug 2016
Inspired by pictures collected by William John Bankes as he travelled in Egypt learn about the art of weaving.

Activate Coast & Countryside Health Cycle Rides

Thu 01 Sep 2016
Every Thursday, In partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and active free cycle rides from 9.30am (please arrive 15 minutes early).

Outdoor Theatre: Sense and Sensibility

Sun 04 Sep 2016
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer for an evening of Regency wonderment as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exquisite world of 18th century society.

White Mill and Barford Farm walk

Mon 05 Sep 2016
Enjoy the opportunity to experience the wider Kingston Lacy estate. Distance 3 miles.

Kingston Lacy car boot sale

Sat 17 Sep 2016
Discover a bargain or sell those unwanted items. 19 March, 16 April, 21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 20 August, 17 September, 15 October.
TLCM's production of Much Ado About Nothing

Outdoor theatre  

Enjoy a perfect summer evening filled with tears and laughter at Kingston Lacy's season of theatre.

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Eating and shopping

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Group visits at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Group visits  

Whether you’re looking for a whole day of things to see and do, or simply need somewhere to stop off for lunch or afternoon tea, Kingston Lacy has great ideas for every kind of group visit.

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Get involved

Find your place

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Local school group at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Learning at Kingston Lacy 

From Victorian days and Egyptians to planting in the Kitchen Garden, we create a memorable learning experience tailored to your study needs.

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Places to stay

Kingston Lacy estae in Dorset

Enjoy a break in the rural beauty of Dorset  

We have a holiday cottage and campsite on the Kingston Lacy estate, so you can stay for longer and unwind in this beautiful spot.

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Our work

Behind the scenes