- Mon 13th Jul + 1 more
Storytime in Knole's Bookshop*Cancelled until further notice* Join the storytime fun in Knole's bookshop where your little ones can enjoy short stories and nursery rhymes. This is a free event suitable for children under 5, running every Monday during the school term. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Mon 13th Jul + 1 more
Babyccino coffee mornings*Cancelled until further notice* Come along to a babyccino coffee morning in the Brewhouse, and get a free babyccino when you buy yourself a hot drink. Meet other local parents as you keep your toddler entertained with our selection of toys and games. Storytime will start at 11am in the Bookshop, so why not join in before or after your morning coffee? Please note that for capacity reasons you may be asked to park your pushchair in a designated buggy park.
- Tue 14th Jul + 8 more
Fashioned from Paper at KnoleDiscover life-sized characters from Knole's history, delicately crafted from paper and brought to life in all their splendour. As you visit the showrooms in 2020, discover eleven characters from Knole's history in more detail than ever before. Inspired by portraits in Knole's collection, their costumes have been recreated using a variety of different paper techniques by Denise Watson of Delicarta. Find out about the people, their fashion, and the process of designing these bespoke paper costumes. Look out for the family paper trail around the showrooms, as well as tours and events inspired by the exhibition.
- This weekend
- Wed 15th Jul + 1 more
Attic tours (June, July and August)On this tour of Knole's often-forgotten attic spaces, our knowledgeable guides will reveal the stories behind centuries of graffiti, lost 17th century letters, witchmarks and a curiously sloped floor. Hidden above the grandeur of the showrooms lie Knole's attics - sometimes inhabited but more often used for storage, these spaces have evolved over the centuries with each generation. These behind the scenes tours will take in the impressive decorated ceilings and fireplaces of the Retainer's Gallery, South Barracks and Upper Kings Room. Conservation work has been left visible in places, laying open the bare bones of the house and exposing the craftsmanship underlying its structure.
- Wed 15th Jul
Volunteering coffee morningsYou’ll be able to discover what opportunities are currently available at Knole and talk to some of our volunteers to see what volunteering means in practice. There are many ways to get involved, including leading park walks, assisting the conservation team, helping out on school visits, welcoming visitors and providing tours of the house. Book onto one of our friendly, free coffee mornings to find out more.
- Wed 15th Jul
Volunteering coffee mornings*Cancelled until further notice* Knole's volunteers span a huge range of skills and there are many ways to get involved - ensuring visitors get the most out of a visit to our recently conserved showrooms, helping with school visits, welcoming visitors and providing tours. Please reserve your place online, or contact our volunteer team on 01732 467159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fri 17th Jul
Fashioned from Paper Prosecco cream tea and tour*March and April tours cancelled, ticket holders have been contacted* Enjoy a guided tour of our Fashioned from Paper exhibition, and finish with a cream tea with Prosecco. Join our knowledgeable guides for a tour of the Fashioned from Paper exhibition. Find out more about the portraits and characters that inspired the mannequins, plus get a glimpse into the artist's design process. After the tour, enjoy a delicious cream tea, complete with a glass of Prosecco.
- Mon 20th Jul
Knole fawns*March, April and May sessions cancelled, ticket holders have been contacted* Explore, create and play with your 2-5 year olds at this monthly parent and toddler group. This monthly community group will include crafts, games, and stories to engage your toddler with both nature and the history of Knole. Activities will be led by Knole's learning team, but toddlers must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.
- Sat 25th Jul
Family fashion paradeTo celebrate our Fashioned from Paper exhibition, join us for a day of family fashion fun. Explore the showrooms in Tudor costume and find out what a Tudor lady would have worn to court. Make your visit to Knole an extra special one by borrowing one of our beautiful Tudor dressing up costumes to wear as you walk around the showrooms. Throughout the day, discover how a wealthy Tudor lady would get dressed for court at our Tudor costume layer demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
- Mon 27th Jul
Family Monday: ArchaeologySpend summer holiday Mondays in Green Court, with craft activities, colouring and games. This week, to celebrate archaeology week, try your hand at creating a Neolithic thumb pot or piece of jewellery. Design your own coin and meet members of Knole's archaeology team.