The Vyne

Experience conservation in action as this former Tudor mansion undergoes a major roof project

Children playing at The Vyne

Summer adventures at The Vyne  

Families are in for a treat this year as a lift-accessible rooftop walkway enables visitors to see a £5.4million restoration project to save The Vyne’s roof. Young adventurers can speak to our workmen as they carry out repairs, see views of the grounds and even leave their mark on The Vyne by sponsoring and signing a roof tile. Picnics, woodland exploration and self-led activities await those that head outdoors. Inside the house, you can step back in time to the visit of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535. On select dates enjoy children’s outdoor theatre or meet our roof project experts among other events and activities.

Stepping back into Tudor history

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What's on

Bottom in a Midsummer Night's Dream by The Pantaloons

Outdoor theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream by The Pantaloons 

Midsummer night. An enchanted forest. Puck and his musical fairy band tell a timeless comic tale of lovers, mechanicals, and magical mayhem. Find yourself whisked away to the land of the fairies on Saturday 19 August in this lively production on The Vyne's north lawn.

Visitors enjoy an exclusive evening roof tour at The Vyne

Extra date added: Evening roof tours 

On 22 August, enjoy an evening guided tour of the roof followed by a drinks reception on the north lawn. Here, you can sign a slate tile that will be part of The Vyne for years to come.

Upcoming events

Tudor secrets self-guided tour

Mon 21 Aug 2017
10:00-16:00
At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, pick up your self-guided tour at Visitor Reception and uncover hidden secrets contained in The Vyne's surviving Tudor features.

Rooftop walkway

Mon 21 Aug 2017
10:00-16:00
See how our major roof project is progressing from our lift-accessible rooftop walkway open daily 10am-4pm last entry 3:30pm.

Children's Tudor animal trail

Mon 21 Aug 2017
10:00-16:00
Deer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an important part in Tudor life.

Tudor geocaching challenge

Mon 21 Aug 2017
10:00-16:00
Intrepid explorers can download the Geocaching® app from geocaching.com/play before casting themselves back to the sixteenth century with our Tudor-themed geocaches.

Tag-a-Tile 2017

Mon 21 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
Be part of history by personalising a tile with a message or drawing to go on our new roof.

Evening roof tours

Tue 22 Aug 2017
18:00-19:30
Enjoy an evening guided tour of the roof followed by a drinks reception on the north lawn. Here, you can sign a slate tile that will be part of The Vyne for years to come.
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Become part of the family

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Our work

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Eating and shopping

Ways to treat yourself

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Groups

Vintage coach at The Vyne

Group visits to The Vyne 

With over 500 years of history, there is plenty to discover at this former Tudor palace. Find out about group visits to The Vyne and how to get the most out of your trip.

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Art and collections

Our collections

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