Planning your educational visit to Knole

A primary school group explore the Great Staircase at Knole

Knole is unique: an enormous medieval, Tudor and Jacobean mansion with a treasure trove of rare and precious items collected over hundreds of years, surrounded by the only remaining medieval deer park in Kent. Our experienced and award-winning learning team will be delighted to help you to get the most out of your visit, whether it is facilitated or self-led here at Knole. We can also bring Knole to you, through our loan box and outreach programmes.

Timing

School visits take place throughout the academic school year, Monday - Friday.

Schools normally arrive at 10am and leave around 2.30pm, bringing a packed lunch with them.

Numbers and groups

We currently have enough education spaces for groups of up to 60 children per day. We kindly request that there are enough adults accompanying children according to the following ratios: 1:4 for Reception, 1:6 for KS1, 1:8 for KS2, 1:10 for KS3. These ratios do not provide for one to one support. When you are with us, all activities will be led by members of our experienced learning team who will be delighted to share their extensive knowledge of Knole with you. Please note however, that the behaviour of the students remains your responsibility at all times.

Prices

National Trust Education Group Membership
The National Trust is recognised as being Britain’s biggest classroom and is one of the largest educational resources in the world.  By taking out Education Group Membership, the whole school and other not-for-profit education groups can enjoy free entry to National Trust properties for a year.  

Please see below for the cost of becoming an Education Group Member. EGM can be taken out at Knole on the day of your visit or arranged in advance.

Number of pupils on school roll         Subscription
Home-educating family                              £50
Under 50                                                    £50
51 – 100                                                     £80
101 – 200                                                   £95
201 – 500                                                   £100
Over 500                                                    £120
Tertiary/Field Study                                    £150

EGM prices increase at the beginning of March each year.

NT Education Group Member

Full day visit
Admission Free (children & adults)
Activities £6 per child (no charge for adults) 

Half day visit
Admission Free (children & adults)
Activities £4.50 per child (no charge for adults) 

Non NT Education Group Member

Full day visit
Admission charge - Adults £12.75, Children £6.38
Activities £6 per child (no charge for adults)

Half day visit
Admission charge - Adults £12.75, Children £6.38
Activities £4.50 per child (no charge for adults)

Contact details

To find out more and to contact us about any further requirements you or your pupiles might need, please contact us at KnoleLearningTeam@nationaltrust.org.uk.

When you have confirmed your booking, we offer a free preview visit for teachers.