Discover the house

The Dining Room at Polesden Lacey with table set, pictures and plants

From the stunning décor in the gold Saloon and the salvaged reredos in the Central Hall to state-of-the-art conveniences, such as Mrs Greville's personal lift, no expense was spared when Mewès and Davies renovated the house ready for Mrs Greville's first house party in 1909. There are 26 showrooms in the house at Polesden Lacey. Today we're able to open 24 of them.

A clump of daffodils in shade

Coronavirus update

Polesden Lacey is currently closed, to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This includes the house, gardens, toilets, cafes, shops and car parks. Please check back on our website for updates, or follow us on social media. You'll find us on Facebook and Twitter @PolesdenLaceyNT

Monday to Friday, access to the house between 11am and 12.30pm is by guided tour only.

The following rooms in the house are open today:

  • Lobby
  • Blue Cloakroom
  • Hall
  • Dining Room
  • Portico suite
  • McEwan's Bedroom
  • Balcony
  • Polesden Voices exhibition
  • Servants' Hall
  • Servery
  • North Corridor
  • Housemaids' Room
  • Linen Rooms
  • Gun Room
  • Smoking Room
  • Picture Corridors
  • Tea Room (open until 2 March)
  • Saloon
  • Library
  • Study 

Rooms are staffed by the fantastic volunteers at Polesden Lacey. There are sometimes fewer people able to help, so we may need to close rooms at short notice.

If there is a particular room you'd like to see, please call us before you visit to confirm which rooms are open.

If you're interested in volunteering with us, give us a call or email:

Introductory talks 

We hold introductory talks every day at 11.30am (weekends), 12.30pm (weekdays), 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Come to the front of the house to learn a little about socialite Margaret Greville and her extravagant party house.

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