The Vyne

Important notice -

To guarantee entry all visitors must pre-book a parking space, including National Trust members. This is due to ongoing compliance works. Scroll down the webpage for the booking link.

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

The Vyne

What's on

What to expect during The Vyne's reservoir project

We're carrying out compliance work to the drainage system under our main bridge. This reservoir project limits parking spaces throughout the duration of the works. To enable you to guarantee yourself a space, we have reintroduced a booking system. In this article you'll find some key information to help you plan your day.

Upcoming events

Wildlife spotter challenge

Fri 19 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Look out for swooping birds, fluttering butterflies and dancing dragonflies with three handy spotter sheets available from Visitor Reception.

Everyone needs nature trail

Fri 19 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
From playing in the woods to listening out for distinctive birdcalls, families can connect with nature in this combined trail for all ages. Grown-ups can take a moment to be mindful in nature with encouraging prompts in the grounds.

Come out and Play

Fri 19 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
For a 3-in-1 immersion in nature experience, families can try the following fun activities in Morgaston Woods: ‘Tree’ Treasure hunt, Hidden treasures trail and Build it up. Read on for more details.

House explorer trail

Fri 19 Aug 2022
11:00-14:30
Following in the footsteps of families past, look out for hidden features in historic rooms. From pooches in paintings to dragons on jars, can you spot the secrets that grown-ups might miss? Trail sheets are available from Visitor Reception.

Autumn colour hunt

Mon 05 Sep 2022
10:00-17:00
Hunt for flaming reds, golden yellows and rusty browns in the grounds using your autumn colour hunt key available for £1 each at visitor reception. Mon 5 Sep – Sun 30 Oct 10am-5pm, last entry 4pm then Mon 31 Oct – Sun 20 Nov 10am-4pm, last entry 3pm.

Halloween riddle trail (ages 8+)

Sat 22 Oct 2022
10:00-16:00
Intrigue and curious conundrums await ages eight and up: Ponder brain-teasing riddles before using the map to find the mysterious answers. Runs daily 22-30 Oct 10am-4pm. Trail sheet + chocolate treat (£2) available on entry.
The Vyne

Things to see and do

The Vyne

Eating and shopping

A picture of the servery in the Brewhouse tearoom at The Vyne.

Eating at The Vyne this season 

When you need refreshment, come into the Brewhouse tea-room for homemade cakes and cream teas. You can indulge safe in the knowledge that every sip and every nibble supports conservation efforts at The Vyne.

The Coach House shop at The Vyne, Hampshire

Shopping at The Vyne this summer 

Among our seasonal highlights, we have lovingly infused honeys and biodegradable handbags, cheerful yellow bee houses and nature-inspired home fragrances. You’ll find seed infused cards that bloom after use, children’s den kits and our best-selling ‘random rug’ made from recycled end cuts of yarn.

The Vyne

History

The Vyne

Our work

A view of the bridge on The Vyne's lake due to undergo compliance work to reduce flood risk.

The Vyne Reservoir Project 

Redesigning the main bridge to manage flood risk, this project will ensure we’re compliant with new regulations from the Environment Agency. As we carry out this essential work, you can read the latest updates in this project timeline.

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Go behind the scenes

Delve into the fascinating history of The Vyne – a former Tudor palace visited by King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Learn about the site's transformation into the family home of lawyer and politician John Chaloner Chute. Discover hidden paintings in a gap in the wall and find out how the attic is protected from evil spirits, plus much more.

A view of the lake in summer at The Vyne.

Renewable energy project at The Vyne 

As part of the National Trust Renewable Energy Investment Programme, The Vyne has installed a water-source heat pump in the lake. In this article, you can find out how this has provided reliable and energy-efficient heating to the house and Brewhouse tea-room.