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Relaxed Sessions at Knole

Knole's showrooms will be open for an extra hour and modified for a gentler sensory experience.

  • Booking essential

Relaxed sessions in the showrooms at Knole are for anyone who will benefit from experiencing Knole when it's less busy, and with others who may be more familiar with additional needs. The sessions may be especially useful and enjoyable for visitors with additional learning needs, dementia, autism, or visual impairment.

During the sessions visitor numbers are limited, and lights and sounds can be adjusted where possible. To enhance or aid the experience, sensory bags tailored to Knole as well as communication cards are available.

Brewhouse café will be open for refreshments and the gift shop also opens earlier. A designated quiet area is available for visitors to use should they require a break.

Audio-described tours are now available to book during the Relaxed Sessions at Knole. In particular these tours may appeal to visitors with visual impairment, additional learning needs or dementia. Trained guides will provide informative descriptions of rooms and spaces, including the Great Hall, Ballroom, Cartoon Gallery and Stone Court. The tour will take 45 minutes and is limited to six people per tour. Places on this need to be booked separately by contacting Knole either on 01732 462100 or by emailing knole@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Per person£0.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Please meet in Green Court.

Accessibility

The majority of the showrooms are upstairs. There is step-free access to the Great Hall. Please see Access Statement for more details or call 01732 462100 to discuss access requirements.

Upcoming events

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Vita: Discover a story of love and life at Knole 

Discover the story of Vita Sackville-West’s life at Knole.

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19 May to 13 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
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Toddler Mondays at Knole 

Have you got a little one under 5? Then come along for a fun morning at Knole with babyccino coffee mornings and storytime in the bookshop.

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20 May to 16 Dec 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
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Lord Sackville's private garden open days 

Lord Sackville’s private garden at Knole is a beautiful space, featuring sprawling lawns, a walled garden, an untamed wilderness area and a medieval orchard.

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22 May to 1 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
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Attic tours 

Hidden above the showrooms lie Knole's attics. Join a behind the scenes tour to explore these spaces and see a different side to Knole.

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22 May to 14 Dec 2024
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11:30 to 12:15
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