Welcoming you back to Lanhydrock

A view of the gatehouse from inside the porch at Lanhydrock

The silverware has been polished, the china laid out and the dustsheets removed. Lanhydrock house is opening to visitors. Join Lady Mary Robartes this autumn as she throws open the doors and invites you to view the very best rooms of the historic family home.

See the best rooms of Lanhydrock through the eyes of their Victorian owners. A rare opportunity to walk the length of the Drawing Room and see the Long Gallery as the Agar-Robartes family would have known it. 

Relaxing in the drawing room
The Victorian family in the drawing room at Lanhydrock
Relaxing in the drawing room

Visitor Information

Lanhydrock house and garden is open. We've introduced advanced booking to help keep eveyone safe and to maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance, especially at busier times such as bank holidays and weekends. However, where space is available, pre-booking may not always be necessary. If you do not book, we cannot guarantee admission. 

The house will be open 10am-4pm, Thursday-Monday, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Last entry to the house will be at 3.30pm.

Please note:

  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the house
  • Test and Trace information will be taken
  • Sanitising stations will be available at various points
  • No large bags are permitted inside the house and there will be no supervised cloakroom inside the house. Please leave large bags in your vehicle.



A limited house route will be open to visitors with pre-booked tickets, available online via our What's On page or by calling 0344 249 1895. House tickets are limited to 468 per day and are released each Friday for the following Monday - Sunday. Tickets are free for National Trust members, £10 per person for non-members. Walk-ins are welcome, subject to availability. Due to limited tickets, we’re asking that you only book once a week to allow others a chance to visit.


Staying safe at Lanhydrock

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.

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. 



Wheelchairs will be available to borrow as usual. For wheelchair access to the house, please enter the house via the courtyard door and press the intercom button. A member of staff will be with you shortly. 

There will be no buggy service in operation as we cannot guarantee safe social distancing measures for our volunteer drivers. 



The main car park is a 15-minute walk downhill to the house. The reception building will remain closed; please show your pre-booked tickets at the gatehouse. 

The main car park and Respryn car park will both revert back to free-flow opening. Visitors to the estate and cycle trails no longer need to book a parking space. Parking is free for National Trust members, £1 for an hour or £5 all day for non-members, payable by phone or app. Please note that the parking ticket machines are unable to accept cash at this time. 


Eating and shopping

The Park Cafe will be open seven days a week,10am-4pm. The Plant Centre will be open Thursday-Monday, 10am-4pm. The house gift shop will be open Thursday-Monday, 10am-4.30pm. Please note that the Stables tea-rooms and the Servant's Hall restaurant will remain closed. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you.


Exploring the garden & countryside

The garden & countryside are looking lovely, but won’t be quite as you’re used to seeing them. We had almost no gardeners or rangers in the property for many weeks, while everyone stayed home and stayed safe.

Gardeners will be working in the garden, please respect the social distancing guidelines around them and be aware that at times some areas may be closed for maintenance and to give the team space to work.

There will be no talks, tours, or opportunities for questions or advice at this time.


Help support key workers

To say thank you to our nation's key workers and all they have done for us, we're encouraging visitors to keep the first and last slots of each day free for key workers to use. While we are unable to 'reserve' these slots exclusively for key workers, we hope you will join us in thanking them by leaving these times free. If you or someone in your group are a key worker, please take the opportunity to book these early and late timeslots.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lanhydrock (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Thu 24 Sep 2020
Book your timed entry visit to Lanhydrock
Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Lanhydrock Autumn House
Lanhydrock, Cornwall