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Explore Archaeology at Knole: Festival of Archaeology

Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology here at Knole with activities for the whole family to get involved in.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Find out what an archaeologist does, try some of the equipment and dig out some 'artefacts' yourself. You'll be able to hear from some of the Archaeology Volunteers at Knole about projects and exciting finds and they will demonstrate some of their expertise.

Have a go at being a 'Heritage Explorer' with a new trail sheet and see how much everyday archaeological evidence you can find around the courtyards and parkland at Knole. Trail sheet available from the Visitor Centre throughout the summer holidays.

Normal admission applies to Knole applies. Pre-booking during school holidays and at weekends (this includes National Trust members and free admission pass holders).

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

Activities are aimed at children 5-11, but all ages are welcome.

Meeting point

Activities will be located in Green Court. Trail sheet can be picked up from the Visitor Centre.

Accessibility

Green Court is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible toilet nearby. Please contact us on 01732 462100 to discuss your access requirements further.

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