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Knole Sevenoaks, Kent
Knole is one of England’s most important, complete, yet fragile historic houses, set at the heart of Kent’s last remaining medieval deer park. One-time palace to archbishops and former royal property of the Tudor dynasty, Knole, in Sevenoaks, was a place of extraordinary wealth and grandeur. Now over 500 years old, this National Trust house wears the marks of six centuries of history with quiet dignity.
Knole House
 
This history is reflected nowhere better than in the curious collections housed at Knole. Spread across various state rooms, galleries and intriguing smaller spaces, Knole’s unrivalled collections of royal Stuart furniture, textiles, portraits and tapestries have gradually been worn by light, damp, pests and time. Nevertheless they retain a humble, faded glory, whilst pieces such as the rare silver furnishings of the King’s Room proudly attest to Knole’s more prosperous past.

In danger from the elements, the house is currently undergoing vital emergency repairs. We will cover some windows and may protect furniture and close certain rooms, but our mission is to show visitors the work we are doing and share the archaeological and architectural secrets we have discovered.

Knole
New at Knole in 2013 is the Estate Office, which contains Knole’s Hidden Histories exhibition. Workers on the estate tell their stories in our sound archive, while visitors can browse dossiers on the people who worked here and rummage through the drawers and furniture in the original estate office.
   

Free exhibitions throughout the year in the Orangery include textile, fashion, fine art and photography shows and Knole celebrates the 100th anniversary of Vita Sackville-West’s marriage here with a special exhibition in May.

For further information about facilities (including the Brewhouse Tearoom), 2013 events, entry fees and opening times, or Knole in general, please visit our website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/


N.B. Sat Nav postcode TN13 1HU
 
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Knole (NT)
Address: Knole, Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN15 0RP, England
sat nav TN13 1HU

Email: knole@nationaltrust.org.uk

Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/

Telephone: 01732 462100
Fax: 01732 465528
Longitude: 0.20521426715083635
Latitude: 51.267202852904816

Knole National Trust

 
* Note: Visitor centre, Orangery, Estate Office, Park Experience Room, Shop and Tearoom also open Mondays 1 & 8 April, 6 & 27 May, 28 Oct, 10.30am-5pm

Bank Holidays and school holidays are as follows:

Easter: Friday 29 March (Good Friday) – Friday, 12 April
(inc Easter Monday, 1 April)

Early May Bank Holiday: Monday, 6 May
May half-term: Monday, 27 May
(Spring Bank Holiday) – Friday, 31 May

Summer holidays: Thursday, 25 Jul – Monday 2 Sep
(inc Summer Bank Holiday Monday 26 August)

October half-term: Monday, 28 Oct – Friday, 1 Nov

Out of season opening notes:
Tearoom will be open New Year’s Day and January/February weekends in 2014.
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