Indoor days out in the South West

All houses are currently closed. We’ll be re-opening our houses in line with government guidance around social distancing measures to ensure they open safely for visitors, staff and volunteers. We are very grateful to our members and supporters for helping us work through these plans, and for their continued loyal support.

Please book ahead before visiting

We’re reopening the places you love in the South West, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance, especially at busy times such as weekends.

V​isits to the houses are limited to ensure social distancing; entry to is not guaranteed on the day you visit. Please be aware you may need to queue in all weathers before entering the houses. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering inside, unless exempt. Please bring one with you.

More ideas for rainy days

A young girl picks up a second hand book to read

Second-hand bookshops to visit in the South West 

In line with government guidance, we're reopening bookshops across the South West from 12 April. Thanks to supporters like you, second-hand bookshops at the places we care for usually take thousands of pounds annually, and every penny is invested to keep the property special for everyone, for ever. Read on to find out about the bookshops which help to raise funds to support vital conservation work.