The Vyne

Important notice -

To guarantee entry all visitors, including National Trust members, must pre-book a parking space. This is due to compliance work that will limit parking. Scroll down the webpage for the booking link.

Explore a former Tudor powerhouse turned 17th-century family home, set in gardens, woodlands and wetlands.

The Vyne

What's on

Open-air events at The Vyne

Coming up later this year, balmy summer evenings beckon and we have a line-up of three outdoor cinema screenings and two outdoor theatre performances for your diary. Adventure Cinema will be showcasing West Side Story on 15 July, Mamma Mia! on 16 July and The Rocky Horror Picture Show on 17 July. On 23 July, The Pantaloons will perform their playful adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. On 6 August, as per time-honoured tradition, the all-male cast of The Lord Chamberlain's Men will perform As You Like It in Elizabethan costume. Booking is essential.

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Upcoming events

Spring into summer trail

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-16:00
This May half-term, families can spot delicate cherry blossom bursting into bloom in the wild garden. In the walled garden, next to fragrant rows of sweet peas, you’ll find a wildflower meadow coming into bud. Runs 28-29 May and 2-5 June 10am-4pm.

Corgi trail

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:00-16:00
Famous for being one of the Queen's most-loved pets, can you find six adorable Corgis hiding around the gardens? With tell-tale crumbs down its face can you spot which one has been eating the Queen’s Jubilee cake? Runs 2 - 5 June 10am-4pm.

Outdoor cinema: West Side Story

Fri 15 Jul 2022
21:45-23:55
A tale of bitter gang rivalry and forbidden love on the streets of Manhatten, follow this ‘epic retelling of Romeo and Juliet’ in Spielberg's spectacular new adaptation of the 1957 musical. Rated 12A. Starts 21.45 Finishes 00.20.

Outdoor cinema: Mamma Mia!

Sat 16 Jul 2022
21:45-23:30
Showcasing ABBA’s hit songs and set on a sunny Greek island, enjoy this feel-good flick starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried and Christine Baranski. Rated PG.

Outdoor cinema: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sun 17 Jul 2022
21:45-23:30
When a flat tyre leaves Brad and Janet stranded on a stormy night, they seek shelter in a nearby castle belonging to Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), an eccentric transvestite. Rated 15.

Wildlife spotter challenge

Fri 22 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
Look out for swooping birds, fluttering butterflies and dancing dragonflies with three handy spotter sheets available from Visitor Reception.
The Vyne

Things to see and do

The Vyne

Eating and shopping

A picture of the servery in the Brewhouse tearoom at The Vyne.

Eating at The Vyne this season 

When you need refreshment, come into the Brewhouse tea-room for homemade cakes and cream teas. You can indulge safe in the knowledge that every sip and every nibble supports conservation efforts at The Vyne.

Neatly folded throws alongside springtime decorations

Shopping at The Vyne this spring 

Among our spring seasonal highlights, we have lovingly infused honeys and biodegradable handbags, cheerful yellow bee houses and nature-inspired home fragrances. You’ll find seed infused cards that bloom after use, children’s den kits and our best-selling ‘random rug’ made from recycled end cuts of yarn.

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History

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Our work

Video

Go behind the scenes

Delve into the fascinating history of The Vyne – a former Tudor palace visited by King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Learn about the site's transformation into the family home of lawyer and politician John Chaloner Chute. Discover hidden paintings in a gap in the wall and find out how the attic is protected from evil spirits, plus much more.

A view of the lake in summer at The Vyne.

Renewable energy project at The Vyne 

As part of the National Trust Renewable Energy Investment Programme, The Vyne has installed a water-source heat pump in the lake. In this article, you can find out how this has provided reliable and energy-efficient heating to the house and Brewhouse tea-room.