Reopening the house at Polesden Lacey

The entrance to the house at Polesden Lacey

On Tuesday 1 September we will be opening the doors to our house at Polesden Lacey, for the first time in more than four months - with new safety measures in place.

Last month, the National Trust reopened seven properties in England and Northern Ireland as part of a phased reopening of its 200 houses, which were closed as part of the national lockdown in March. 

On Tuesday 1 September Polesden Lacey will be opening the doors to our house too, with several new safety measures in place. 

 

How will it work? 

The house is open daily from 11am to 5pm with last admission at 4pm (the garden is open 10-5pm daily). 

Visitors will need to book their property visit in advance through the online. Visits are limited to ensure social distancing and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit.

Colourful bunting marks the new queuing system outside the house at Polesden Lacey
Rainbow bunting marks the new queuing system outside the house at Polesden Lacey
Colourful bunting marks the new queuing system outside the house at Polesden Lacey

What will be different?

One-way systems and limited numbers inside houses will ensure that social distancing is possible, while enhanced cleaning and hand sanitising stations will be made available

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in the house. Please bring one with you.

Our regular visitors will also notice some changes to our displays, including the removal of interactive displays and comment cards. Some rooms will also be roped off and viewed from a distance to ensure everyone can move through the house safely. 

Visitor Route

Take a look at our visitor route before your visit.

'Please avoid touching any surfaces for your safety' signage in the house at Polesden Lacey
" ‘We are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors once again inside the house. Although the visit will be different than normal with a one way visitor route and only the ground floor open, we are really excited to be able to open the doors to Polesden Lacey and welcome our visitors in.’"
- Jonathan Marsh, Collections and House Manager, Polesden Lacey