FAQs about The Vyne roof project

A picture of scaffolding being built on the south drive at The Vyne

This page will be updated with answers to your frequently asked questions as the The Vyne roof project progresses.

Why is the first floor of the house closed?

This is for safety reasons while we carry out major roof repairs. The ground floor will stay open for the duration of the project.  

If the upper floor is closed, is there be much to see in the house?/Does this mean there’s a reduced ticket price?

A new layout on the ground floor features immersive ‘moving tapestries’ and music. The experience 'transports' you to the visit of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535. You'll also find out about a Victorian owner who saved the house from disrepair from 1842.

Our usual highlights include our Tudor chapel where you’ll find the earliest depiction of Henry VIII in stained glass, our 18th-century staircase hall and the Stone Gallery.

No, there is no reduction in ticket price. Although the first floor of the house is closed for the duration of the project, there's still a programme of seasonal activities for you to enjoy. 

When will the rooftop walkway be open?

We hope the rooftop walkway will be open from March 2017. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates.