What to expect from your visit
The ground floor, first floor and garden are now open Friday - Tuesday every week, there is no booking needed for entry.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities, we've reduced the number of people we can welcome at one time.
In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.
If you're a member please have your membership card close to hand as you arrive, if you're a non member please ask at reception for entry prices. Visitor reception is located next to the main building.
To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.
You'll find hand sanitizer you can use near the toilet facilities as well as sinks for hand washing in the available toilets.
If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.
Facilities and access
Parts of the house and garden are now open every Friday - Tuesday, 11am - 5pm. Some areas of the house will remain closed such as the upper floors, however possibilties are continually being looked at so please keep an eye on this page. The house will re-open with new social distancing measures in place, please follow these during your visit to ensure visitor safety.
Toilets are available in the courtyard, which are sanitized at least three times a day.
For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment at our visitor reception, which will be via card only. In line with government guidance visitors to our toilets and indoor spaces are now required to wear a face covering. Please bring one along with you.
Sadly, we’re not able to open everything at once. Some facilities and areas remain closed at the moment, so that we're sure that everything we do is safe, but new possibilities are opening up all the time.
Please be aware that there are no food or beverage outlets that will be open during your visit, please bring refreshements with you.
Benches are located around the site for visitors to rest as they walk and the courtyard will have seating for you to enjoy a picnic.
Exploring the garden
Our garden is looking lovely and will continue to do so into autumn. However, it might not be quite as you’re used to seeing it. We have a gardener back at work now but with the lost time over the year the garden isn't perhaps as well-groomed as you might be expecting. There are some weeds and rough edges; please bear with us as we do what we can as soon as we can, and instead enjoy all the many other pleasures that our garden has to offer.
Please don't use bikes, scooters and trikes anywhere in the grounds, and please don't bring parasols, wind breakers, tents, gazebos or inflatables on your visit.