Smallhythe Place

Important notice -

The garden and toilets are currently open. From 19 May the house and garden will be open Wednesday-Sunday every week. Please book your visit in advance to avoid disappointment. The tea room is closed so please bring your own refreshments with you.

Ellen Terry's early 16th-century house and cottage gardens

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What's on

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Smallhythe Place (15 May - 16 May)

Sun 16 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Smallhythe Place.

Timed entry to Smallhythe Place (19 May - 23 May)

Wed 19 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Smallhythe Place.
The Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place, the home of actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928 at Tenterden, Kent

What to expect from your visit 

The garden and toilet facilities are currently open. From Wednesday 19 May the indoor spaces will also be re-opening with social distancing measures in place. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing, please pre-book all tickets.

Detail of the Beetle Wing dress

'Beetle Wing Dress' 

Behold this dazzling, emerald-green dress embroidered with iridescent beetle-wing cases, worn by Ellen Terry in the role of Lady Macbeth. Smallhythe Place, Kent.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Smallhythe Place on the National Trust Collections website