The Vyne

Explore a former Tudor powerhouse turned 17th-century family home set in 1500 acres of gardens woodlands and wetlands.

The Vyne

Things to see and do

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What's on

A picture of a family finding a geocache

Summer family fun at The Vyne 

As the weather improves and the days lengthen, take advantage of some quality family time in the grounds of a former Tudor palace. With trails both in the gardens and the house, dressing up and tapestry weaving, there’s plenty to keep the young ones entertained. Older children can roam further afield with geocaching and on select dates they can also enjoy an evening of lively entertainment at some of our open-air events.

Upcoming events

Geocaching: The lost toys

Mon 22 Jul 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 play trail

Mon 22 Jul 2019
10:00-16:30
In The Vyne’s gardens look for ten riddles describing toys children played with in Victorian times. Suggested donation £1 plus normal admission.

Tapestry house trail

Mon 22 Jul 2019
12:00-15:00
We have to repair our tapestries and we need your help in hunting for the lost sections that have been hidden around the house. Suggested donation £1 plus normal admission.

Tapestry weaving

Mon 22 Jul 2019
12:00-16:00
While our 18th-century tapestries are offsite for conservation, you can have a go at weaving threads on a loom in the tapestry room.

Dress like a Victorian

Mon 22 Jul 2019
12:00-16:00
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.

Outdoor theatre: Sense & Sensibility

Sat 27 Jul 2019
17:45-22:00
Scandals, scoundrels and severely sprained ankles are what lie in store in this witty theatre adaptation of a Jane Austen classic. Known for their playful humour and energy, The Pantaloons Theatre Company make a welcome return to 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