Kingston Lacy

Important notice -

Visiting for Christmas? From 11 - 15 December we are open from 10am until 7pm (including the Illuminated Garden). Last entry to the house is at 6pm.

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

This Christmas

All year round

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What's on

Upcoming events

Festive family activities

Fri 13 Dec 2019
10:00-18:00
Venture through the woods on a family trail, get crafty in the old laundry, play games and puzzles in the Saloon, and share your favourite Christmas memory at Kingston Lacy this Christmas.

Christmas house tickets: 7 - 13 December

Fri 13 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Planning to visit the house? You can pre-book your free timed entry ticket here (up to 24 hours in advance). Half of our tickets will be available to pick up on the day at Kingston Lacy. Normal admission applies.

Sold out: Santa Claus: 13 & 14 December

Fri 13 Dec 2019
16:00-16:15
Add a little magic to your visit with a trip to see Santa Claus in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property admission applies.

Illuminated Garden at Kingston Lacy

Fri 13 Dec 2019
16:00-19:00
Enjoy the chance to experience Kingston Lacy after dark during late night openings Wednesdays - Sundays, with a new illuminated experience transforming the Formal Garden as darkness falls. Normal property admission applies.

Christmas house tickets: 14 - 20 December

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Planning to visit the house? You can pre-book your free timed entry ticket here (up to 24 hours in advance). Half of our tickets will be available to pick up on the day at Kingston Lacy. Normal admission applies.

SOLD OUT: Santa Claus: Sunday 8, Sunday 15 and Sunday 22 December

Sun 15 Dec 2019
11:00-11:15
Add a little magic to your visit with a trip to see Santa Claus in the Laundry at Kingston Lacy. Pre-book your tickets here. Normal property admission applies.
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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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Groups

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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Learning

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