Winter at Knole

A father and his young son dressed in outdoor clothing look through a drawer of conservation tools in fascination in the Conservation Studio VE area

With spring waiting in the wings, there's still plenty to do at Knole in winter. From exploring the Gatehouse Tower and Orangery, to booking a tour around Knole's atmospheric attics, there's something for old and young and everyone in between.

Get inspired

With the new year comes a season of workshops to inspire and get the creative juices flowing, from Beginner's Modern Calligraphy (Wed 12 Feb) to Screenprinting a Scarf (Thu 13 Feb) and exploring the artform of goldwork embroidery (Sat 15 Feb). Younger members of the family might like to try making their own windchimes in our halfterm workshop (Wed 19 & Thu 20 Feb).

Explore the Gatehouse Tower & Orangery

While we build up to our Showrooms re-opening in the spring, there’s still plenty to explore in the Gatehouse Tower and Orangery. Climb the stone spiral staircase to find out about the Tower’s best-known resident, Eddy Sackville-West, or take in the sweeping views from the tower’s roof.

Book an attic tour

Ever wondered what lies above the grandeur of Knole's showrooms? Here's your chance to find out - behind the scenes attic tours are now available to book; during the 45-minute-long tours, our knowledgeable guides will reveal the stories behind these fascinating spaces. Sometimes inhabited but more often used as storage areas these spaces have evolved over the centuries with each generation and are a reminder of how splendid houses like Knole are family homes as well as show houses.

Storytime in Knole's Bookshop

Join the storytime fun in Knole's Bookshop where your little ones can enjoy short stories and nursery rhymes. Starting at 11am every Monday from 6 January 2020 during the school term, this is a free event suitable for under 5s (no booking required).

Discover the Conservation Studio

The Conservation Studio at Knole is housed in an enormous converted barn attached to the main house, the studio is the National Trust’s only conservation studio open to the public, and a temporary home to objects from all over the National Trust. Have fun finding out more about the world of conservation in our large interactive sensory experience area for all ages with its display drawers of paints, brushes, materials and restoration tools, microscopes, material and smell identifying guides.

Find out more on our website.