Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

During February the Ground and State Floors of the house will be open. The four bedrooms on the top two floors of the house will be closed for conservation work.

A lavish family home re-imagined as a Venetian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Kingston Lacy Timed House Entry Tickets *February*

Fri 28 Feb 2020
Planning to explore the house on your visit? Pre-book your timed entry ticket here to discover a lavish family home during its winter opening. Tickets are pre-bookable up to 24 hours in advance.

Kingston Lacy Timed House Entry Tickets *March*

Sun 01 Mar 2020
Planning to explore the house on your visit? You can book a timed entry ticket for certain slots in advance here. Discover a lavish family home and 'Off the Wall' - a new exhibition for 2020. Tickets are bookable up to 24 hours in advance.

Nordic Walking Workout

Tue 03 Mar 2020
A weekly workout session to enable you to improve your technique and fitness, working at your own level. Organised in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park these sessions are for competant Nordic walkers who have completed a ‘Learn To’ course.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 05 Mar 2020
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 by 9.15am for a prompt start).

Guided walk: Shapwick and Tarrant Crawford *CANCELLED*

Fri 06 Mar 2020
Due to ground conditions this walk has been cancelled. A walk through fields and along the river Stour, including a visit to a beautiful rural church. Distance: 6 miles. Time: approx. 2 - 3 hours.

World Book Day

Sat 07 Mar 2020
Complete the World Book Day Puffling trail around the shop, exchange your £1 book voucher for one of eight exclusive World Book Day books, and visit the second-hand bookshop for a totally book themed day out.
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Our work

The vision for the restoration of the Kitchen Garden at Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy Kitchen Garden appeal  

We've begun the Kitchen Garden project to conserve and restore this important part of the garden that once had a royal reputation. We aim to complete the restoration over the next three years but we need your help to do it.

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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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School children visiting a National Trust property

Learning at Kingston Lacy 

Discover more about learning opportunities at Kingston Lacy.

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Places to stay

Enjoy a break in the rural beauty of Dorset

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Art and collections

Our collections

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