New immersive experience reveals untold stories

A picture of the stone gallery during The Vyne roof project.

Immersive ‘moving tapestries’ and music transport you to the visit of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535. As a roof project unfolds, you can discover a Victorian owner who saved the house from disrepair from 1842.


Royal visit
Inside this former Tudor palace, immersive ‘moving tapestries’ and music transport you to the visit of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535.  

In the stone gallery, uncover the politics of the Tudor era and experience a 'heady concoction' of courtly love, entertainment and religion. 

A 'moving tapestry' in the stone gallery at The Vyne
A picture of a 'moving tapestry' in the stone gallery at The Vyne


The Vyne’s Victorian rescuer
As the National Trust embarks on a major roof project, you can discover the dedication of Victorian owner William Wiggett Chute who saved The Vyne from disrepair in the 1840s. 

Moving through the Strawberry Parlour, Print Room, staircase hall, saloon and dining parlour, you'll learn how Wiggett came to inherit The Vyne. As you uncover this previously untold story, you'll find out how Wiggett’s family were impacted by his considerable efforts to save The Vyne.  

Historic light fittings in the further drawing room at The Vyne
A picture of historic light fittings in the further drawing room at The Vyne

Open stores 
In the large drawing room, find an eclectic range of chairs offering an insight into their owners and makers. 

Among the collection, you can see a miniature apprentice's chair, a rare 18th-century Vile and Cobb stool and a mahogany hall-chair with the Chute family's coat-of-arms.

In the ante room gaze at some of the collection’s oldest ceramics some of which were collected by John Chute and his good friend Horace Walpole. 

On display, you'll find Venetian glass plates, English tin-glazed earthenware and Italian majolica.

In the further drawing room experience a spectacle of historic lights and mirrors in Chippendale frames assembled in this intimate space. 

Lights dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries hang suspended side by side. A convex Girandole mirror sits in a black and gold frame, flanked by two 'pier glasses' featuring foliage and floral designs.