Kingston Lacy

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

This summer

All year round

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Our work

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What's on

Upcoming events

Threads of Narrative

Sun 22 Jul 2018
Step into the Laundry to discover a new artistic textile installation inspired by the Bankes Archive and the lives and stories of some of the women of the Bankes family who have shaped Kingston Lacy.

Kingston Lacy house tickets

Sun 22 Jul 2018
A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There's plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs. Book your timed ticket for the house. Normal admission applies.

Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides

Thu 26 Jul 2018
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).

Outdoor theatre: The Merchant of Venice

Thu 26 Jul 2018
Shakespeare's great courtroom drama is by turns thrilling, funny, romantic and unsettling. International award-winning Illyria promise a production to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Summer storytelling

Mon 30 Jul 2018
Join award winning storyteller Michele O'Brien on an interactive experience around the gardens.
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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 

Discover more about learning opportunities at Kingston Lacy.

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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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Art and collections

Our collections

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