Visiting Quebec House: What to expect

The back garden at Quebec House, a National Trust property in Kent

Discover the story of Quebec House and General James Wolfe. Find out everything you need to know and what to expect from your visit.

If you have prebooked tickets and are running late, please call us on 01959 567430.

Parking

There is no parking directly at Quebec House.

The main town carpark (not National Trust) is 80 yards east of Quebec House on the A25. You can then follow the footpath beside the A25 to Quebec House.

Parking is free for visits under 3hrs (you will need to get and display a free parking ticket from the machines); £1.50 for up to 4hrs; £3.50 for all day.

What will your visit look like?

Quebec House is open Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays. Please note we have changed to a new system of guided tours only on Wednesday to Friday and free flow only on the weekends.

Information on how to book your ticket is available below. 

The house is now fully open as well as the gardens and the exhibition in the upstairs of the Coach House (via a set of stairs). Finish in our new and improved second-hand bookshop, to browse at your leisure.

As we rely on our volunteers to help us open, on occassion, some areas of the house might have to close on select days. We always strive to open as much as we can, however, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Book your tickets

Tickets on Wednesday to Friday are for a guided tour. Tickets on the weekend are for a free flow visit.

In order to visit Quebec House, you will need to book your tickets in advance. National Trust members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Members will need to bring your membership card with you on the day.

New booking slots are released on a Thursday. We are now able to offer tickets two weeks in advance.

Weekday visits

Quebec House is closed Monday and Tuesday. 

Between Wednesday to Friday, visits to the house are by guided tour only. These run on the hour between 11am and 2pm.

In order to visit, you will need to book a ticket through our website. Please book one ticket per person, except for children under 5 as they don’t need a ticket and will get in for free.

Please arrive ten minutes early, as stated on the tickets, so we can start the tour on time, so for an 11am tour, please arrive between 10.50am and 11am. If you are late, we may not be able to guarantee your entry.

Tours last for approximately 45 minutes.

Weekend visits

Weekend visits are self-guided. 

When you book your visit, you will need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you wish to visit. Please book one ticket per person, except for children under 5 as they don’t need a ticket and will get in for free.

The timeslot that you choose is for your arrival time only. Please ensure that you arrive at the property within your 30-minute time slot. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we may not be able to guarantee your entry. If you are early, we may have to ask you to return at your allotted time.

Bank Holidays

Quebec House opens on all Bank Holiday Mondays in addition to usual opening. 

Access for everyone

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now book a carers ticket at the time of booking, free of charge.

Frequently asked questions

Please read through our frequently asked questions below; if you require further information please email us at quebechouse@nationaltrust.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Can I visit without a prebooked ticket?

Visitors who haven't prebooked their tickets are welcome, but entry cannot be guaranteed. In order to guarantee tickets, we recommend booking.

Are there refreshments available to buy?

No. Unfortunately, as part of the changes to Quebec House, the small selection of cakes as well as hot drink machine is no longer available at Quebec House. We recommend either heading on into Westerham where there are different pubs and cafés for you to choose from, or nearby Chartwell has a National Trust café that’s fully open.

Can I make a booking on the day I want to visit?

Yes, you can. All timeslots close a few hours ahead of time.

Can I make a booking by speaking to the property directly?

We are unable to make any bookings at the property as the booking system is being managed centrally. Please make your booking on our website; if you are unable to book online you can call our booking team on 0344 249 1895.