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Group visits at Antony

Visitors in the garden in June at Antony House, Cornwall
Visitors in the garden at Antony | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

We welcome groups, including schools at Antony and look forward to accommodating your needs and making your visit special. Whether you're an expert garden group who want something a bit specialist or a school looking for a self-facilitated experience, we can help you plan your day.

Planning your group visit

Spend an afternoon with your group looking around a still lived-in family home full of personal treasures collected over generations. Today, the house is still home to the Carew Pole family who have lived on this site for over six hundred years and the house has all the personal touches of a loved and lived in home.

The garden is full of surprises, including outdoor sculptures, sweeping Repton views, quirky topiary, a formal summer garden and year-round displays of blooms from magnolias and rhododendrons in the spring to wisteria, white roses and catmint in the summer. The show of colour continues into the autumn when the 'hero' trees in the garden are aflame.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Educational visits to Antony

Get in touch and find out more about how we can welcome your school. There is a den building area at the bottom of the garden that can be pre-booked for a self-led forest school or if you would like to have a general look around the house and garden you can ask us about that too. There is also an education room that can be pre-booked for your group.

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.

Get in touch about bringing your group to Antony

If you are interested in making a group booking or would like to enquire further, please call 01752 812191 (option 0) or email us at

The outside of Antony House seen from afar across a lawn on a sunny day

Discover Antony

Find out when Antony is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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The entrance Hall at Antony House showing the staircase, three arches, stained oak panelling and paintings

Things to see in the house at Antony 

The house at Antony contrasts the personal touches of a grand yet comfortable family home. It is still lived in by the Carew family today.

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Things to see and do in the garden at Antony 

The Repton-designed landscape at Antony offers sweeping views over the River Lynher, a formal garden full of surprises including intriguing sculptures and magnificent trees.

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Education Group Access Pass 

If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from an Education Group Access Pass, which gives you free admission for a year.

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Touring Pass 

If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.

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Group visits frequently asked questions 

Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.