Make plans to visit Knole House as it reopens
We're pleased to announce that Knole House is open again. After months of keeping the car park open so visitors and local residents could enjoy the park, we're delighted to open the house once more. Pre-book your tickets to visit again and explore the opulent showrooms.
Knole is home to one of the rarest collections in the world. Royal Stuart furniture, paintings and textiles fill the historic interiors, on show to visitors since the 1600’s. The collection is incredibly well preserved thanks to Knole having been a show house ever since Thomas Sackville first acquired it in 1605.
Whilst the experience of visiting the showrooms might be slightly different at the moment, there's still plenty to see and enjoy. Take a moment to read about what your visit will be like before pre-booking your tickets. In line with government guidance, all visits must be pre-booked to keep our visitors, volunteers and staff safe at this current time.
Visiting the showrooms in the house at Knole
After several months of keeping the doors closed, we're pulling off the dust sheets and welcoming back visitors inside the showrooms. The route might feel slightly different and a few areas will remain closed, but you'll certainly be able to soak up the essence of Knole and see its' treasured collections.
Tickets are available to pre-book for 1/2 hour arrival slots at Knole. This will be your time to arrive, show your booking confirmation and park in the car park. Once you are here, you can visit the house at any time throughout the day. Please note that last entry will be at 3.15pm and it will close at 4pm. We're limiting the number of visitors in the house to 50 at any time to ensure social distancing can be followed. This may mean you might have to queue for a while in Stone Court so please check the forecast before you arrive.
Hand sanitiser will be available for everyone to use before entering the house and a member of our team will be taking contact details to comply with track and trace. Please don't bring any large bags with you as we're unable to look after them at present. As with all indoor public spaces, you will be required to wear a face covering during your visit.
As much of our collection is extremely fragile, please do not touch the collections and interiors as we can't use modern day disinfectants on these surfaces. As you follow the one-way route around the showrooms, please be aware of keeping a safe distance from other visitors, our staff and volunteers.
Visiting Knole Park
As summer turns to autumn, the park at Knole is a great place to take a walk and notice the seasonal changes. Although the park covers 1,000 acres, the National Trust only manages 100 acres, with the rest owned and taken care of by the Sackville family’s Knole Estate (including the deer herd).
The park is open to all to enjoy and can be accessed from the National Trust car park at Knole with pre-booking or by many of the pedestrian gates around the perimeter. Alternative parking can be found in the town centre following the postcode TN13 1LW.
Pick up refreshments from the Brewhouse Café
A visit to Knole isn't complete without refreshments from the Brewhouse Café. Whether you're looking for a reviving drink, light lunch, snack or a tasty treat, there's plenty to choose from, including freshly baked scones.
The cafe is currently open for takeaways only. Whilst the indoor seating is closed, the rooftop terrace is open and the picnic area provides alternative space to rest. We hope to open up the indoor seating area in the coming weeks.
Browse the shop at Knole
The shop at Knole is open 7 days a week inside Green Court. The former Estate Office is now the new location for the shop where you can browse a larger selection of the National Trust seasonal collections, homewares, Knole souvenirs, food and drink plus items made by local craftspeople. Take some time to look around and choose a souvenir to take home of your visit to Knole.
How to book to visit Knole
We're making changes to the way you book online. Please pre-book your visit via the website. You will now need to book tickets per person rather than per car. Members can visit the house, parkland and use the car park for free but must still pre-book.
The car park will be available for National Trust members and paying visitors to the house only.
For paying visitor buying pre-booked house tickets an additional £5 charge will be payable for car parking when you arrive.