Knole


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Knole
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN15 0RP
England

Sitting proudly within Kent’s last medieval deer park, Knole offers something for everyone. Originally an archbishop’s palace, the house passed through royal hands to the Sackville family – Knole’s inhabitants from 1603. Take a walk through the showrooms to appreciate centuries of history and Knole’s world-class collection. Children can explore the showrooms and discover their secrets with a special children's trail and handling collections. Explore the recently-restored Gatehouse Tower. Climb the spiral staircase to discover a former resident’s private rooms and enjoy the magnificent views of Knole Park when you reach the top. Knole Park covers 1,000 acres of bracken-lined paths and tree-filled landscape and is home to around 350 wild deer - perfect for an afternoon stroll and wildlife spotting. Knole is in the midst of a huge building and conservation project, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund. Please note that several of the showrooms are closed to visitors in 2017. However, there is a unique opportunity to see conservation in action and try your hand at our interactive displays in Knole's new conservation studio.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Opening times vary. Please check online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

Charges:

Admission and parking is free to National Trust members. Showrooms and Gatehouse Tower: Adult - £12.50 Child - £6.75 Family - £29.75 Car park: £4 per car for non-members. Group rates available.

Discounts:

  • National Trust

Travel directions:

By train: Sevenoaks station is 1½ miles away. Turn right out of the station and walk up the hill until you reach St Nicholas Church. The entrance is opposite. There is a taxi rank at the train station. By car: Please note: Some satnav systems will not direct you correctly to Knole using our postcode. Use postcode TN13 1HU and follow the directions below. From north and west: leave M25 at exit 5 (A21) and follow signs for Sevenoaks. Turn right at mini-roundabout. Park entrance is in Sevenoaks town centre, left off A225 Tonbridge Road (opposite St Nicholas Church). From south: Leave A21 at junction signposted Sevenoaks Weald and follow A225 for Sevenoaks. Park entrance is on right after about 2 miles. From east: Follow A25 through Seal. Turn left at traffic lights. Continue ahead and through high street. Park entrance is on left 300 yards beyond top of the high street Parking: 60 yards from the entrance, open 10am-6pm. Disabled spaces and coach parking available. There is additional parking in Sevenoaks town centre By bus: Look out for the Vintage Bus (route number 7), which travels to Knole and around Sevenoaks on select dates between July - September.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Breastfeeding facilities
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Bicycle park
  • Gardens open to public
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Meeting room available
  • Studio/working space available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Parking for coaches
  • Picnic area
  • Public car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available
  • Education facilities available
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Cafeteria

Facilities information:

Please phone or go to our website for full details on accessibility at Knole. Lockers. Disabled parking and toilets. Cafe. Baby changing.

Services:

  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Sign language interpretation available
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Information point provided
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Handling sessions
  • Touch exhibits
  • Guided tours
  • Online shop
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Early years education service available
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Roleplay/costumed interpreters available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Loan service

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