Shopping at Kingston Lacy

omething to suit every taste in the shop at Kingston Lacy

Whether for yourself or someone else, there are treats aplenty to be discovered in our National Trust shop and second-hand bookshop. Every purchase you make helps us care for these special places.

Things may be a bit different

The safety of staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority, so there will be social distancing measures including: 

  • Where necessary, we will limit the flow of people coming into our shops to ensure they don’t get too busy.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for customers and colleagues to use, as well as extra cleaning products to wipe baskets.
  • Protective screens at till points.
  • Where possible, we will create separate entrances and exits, so that it’s easier to keep a safe distance from other customers.
  • Our staff and signs will reinforce these safety measures.
A visitor in the shop at Tyntesfield wearing a mask

Face coverings

Face coverings are required in indoor areas, except in cafés and tea-rooms, unless you're exempt. Thank you for supporting us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

National Trust shop

Situated in the original kitchen block dating from 1776, the shop contains many original features including a rare example of a charcoal-fired range installed in the 1780s. This provides a magnificent setting to look at our beautifully themed accessories which offer year-round inspiration for gifts and souvenirs, for you, your home or someone special. 

Pop into the shop to browse our range of home furnishings, fashion accessories, kitchen ceramics and tempting seasonal food and drink. 

Colourful patterns to brighten up your home
Beautiful designs in the spring 2020 range
Colourful patterns to brighten up your home

Our garden shop offers a great range of products and gifts, stocking everything from gardening tools, books and decorations.

Treat yourself to a little memory of your visit to the garden with our seasonal plant collection or pick up a garden ornament if your fingers are less than green. 

Help us in conserving our peat bogs – one of our most valuable yet vulnerable natural habitats – by picking up something for your garden from the choice of vibrant plants. All the plants we sell are grown in peat-free compost.

We support local makers

We have a range of products from Dorset, including honey made from our own bees when in season. Maintaining the hives on the estate is an important part of outdoor conservation at Kingston Lacy. The raw honey produced by the bees is bottled and ready to take home from the shop.


Second-hand bookshop

Just opposite the shop, Kingston Lacy’s second-hand bookshop has something for everyone including children and adult fiction, all categories of non fiction, Folio society, Art and collectable Vintage.

Find your next good read at a great price in the second-hand bookshop at Kingston Lacy
The second-hand bookshop at Kingston Lacy in Dorset
Find your next good read at a great price in the second-hand bookshop at Kingston Lacy

What's in stock? 

We receive frequent donations of books and regularly restock our shelves so there are always new gems waiting to be found. We have an excellent selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, including some special, sought after Vintage, Art and Folio Society books. 

The bookshop is run by a team of knowledgeable and friendly volunteers who enjoy creating a well-stocked bookshop for you to enjoy.

We couldn't do it without you

All funds raised from second-hand book sales go towards garden conservation projects. To keep up with our fantastic collection we are always in need of book donations. If you are looking to clear some space on your shelves, please give us a call before bringing them in, to make sure we have space to quarantine the books before they go on sale. 

Not found that perfect purchase?

Head online with the link below.

Two mirrors against a brick wall with some plants next to them

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.