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An intimate family home currently undergoing a major roof project, the history of The Vyne spans the centuries. From its royal Tudor beginnings, you can wander through the chapters of The Vyne's past.
On our lift-accessible rooftop walkway, you can get closer to the roof project saving this former Tudor palace from disrepair. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and visit often to see the roof morph as the project progresses.
In our daily Tag-a-Tile workshops, you can leave your mark on The Vyne by sponsoring and signing a handmade tile that will go on the roof for centuries to come.
On the ground floor of the house, which is open to visitors, uncover the visit of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535. Immersive ‘moving tapestries’ and music transport you back to this royal visit. In the pre-reformation chapel, listen to a soundscape that re-creates a Tudor mass as Henry VIII may have heard it.
You can also discover a Victorian owner who saved the house from disrepair from 1842 and see two rooms that have been turned into illuminated ‘stores’, showcasing a mix of treasures.
In peaceful gardens, find secret picnic spots, or take a pleasant stroll by the lake. Wander the walled garden, orchard and glass house and keep an eye out for the seasonal produce stall at the end of the Lime Avenue. Curious explorers can spot a six-hundred-year-old oak tree, tiptoe inside a 17th century summerhouse and stride across a north lawn.
The ancient woodlands reveal traces of history if you know where to look. Remnants of a medieval fish pond and a Second World War storage site nestle in an ever-changing seasonal landscape. Young adventurers can try their hand at den building, orienteering and geocaching. For a chance to glimpse wetland wildlife, you can sneak into a purpose-built bird hide.