The Vyne

The Vyne in winter.
The Vyne

Things to see and do

The stone gallery at The Vyne.

Discover new experiences and untold stories

Following its huge two-year roof project, this former Tudor palace has re-opened, to tell the story of a Victorian brother and sister who saved the mansion. Explore newly presented spaces and collections, inspired by intimate 19th-century watercolours and personal family memoirs.

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What's on

On a trail through the house, young detectives can solve a mystery.

Family fun whatever the weather at The Vyne 

Adventurers of all ages can explore The Vyne and enjoy a range of activities. You can embrace the elements by roaming ancient woodlands, following outdoor trails or logging hidden geocaches. Or, if you prefer to keep warm and dry, you can opt for an indoor trail, do colouring in the tea-room or dress up like a Victorian in the Housekeeper’s Room.

Upcoming events

Geocaching: The lost toys

Sat 23 Mar 2019
10:00-15:30
William Wiggett Chute’s children have been playing in the woods. Unfortunately, these young Victorian adventurers have managed to lose four of their toys along the way. Can you help the children find them again?

Victorian children's trail

Sat 23 Mar 2019
10:00-16:30
On this family trail through the gardens, see if you can find ten Victorian children that used to live at The Vyne.

Dress like a Victorian

Sat 23 Mar 2019
12:00-15:00
How would you have looked if you had been alive during the Victorian period? In the house, peruse our costume rail and pick yourself a Victorian outfit to try on.

Pesky pest trail

Sat 23 Mar 2019
12:00-15:00
Something has been guzzling away at a piece of historic wallpaper at The Vyne. On this creepy-crawly challenge, use what you learn about bugs to work out which one did it.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
In The Vyne’s grounds, collect your £3 activity sheet from the start tent. Keep your eyes peeled for engraved wooden discs containing the clues you need to find. At the end, return to the tent to swap your trail sheet for a tasty treat.

Young Environmentalist Award

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Through a series of outdoor activities, families can learn about and look after nature. Among other tasks, measure bug biodiversity, see how camouflage works and map the audible landscape of The Vyne.
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Eating and shopping

Ways to treat yourself

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Groups

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Our work

One of The Vyne's tapestries is carefully rolled ahead of three years of conservation

The Vyne tapestries appeal 

Historic repairs have begun to fail and the backings have warped, putting strain on the fragile fabric of six eighteenth-century ‘chinoiserie’ tapestries. Your gift today can help rescue the legacy of John Vanderbank, the greatest tapestry weaver of his time.

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Get involved

One of our conservation volunteers talking to a visitor

Get involved  

Making new friends, learning new skills and helping to ensure the future of this beautiful estate – do something different and join The Vyne’s volunteering team.

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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