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SPAB Tour to Knole House, Sevenoaks
Thu 13 October 2016, 09:30 – 13:00 BST
We are extremely grateful for the corporation and assistance of Knole House and the
National Trust (NT) in allowing the visit to take place, during this sensitive phase of
the works. Furthermore the NT given permission to enter rooms which the general
public are yet to see.
Knole House is in the care of The National Trust who open up many of the state
rooms to the general public and they also manage approximately 43 acres of the
park. Lord Sackville – West and his family still reside in this magnificent house, one
of the largest in the country. We would therefore ask that you respect their privacy
and that no photography shall be taken in the lower ground rooms – please ask for
9:30 – Arrive – Knole House is accessed off Sevenoaks High street through the black gate – see
below. The gate house has been made aware of your visit, please park in the main visitors car park.
Once parked please head to the Outer Wicket Entrance – (see below). Where you will meet the
team and be issued with PPE and given a site induction – Please bring toe protection shoes or at
least sturdy footwear as we will be entering a live construction site.
There are exposed staircases to be climbed but no ladders.
Introduction to Knole.
The group will be split into two. PPE to be issued to site tour.
Group one will be given a tour of the showrooms project including the behind the scenes tour
of King Henry the VIII’s bedroom!
Group two, to be escorted around the Knole conservation studios and cafe.
Groups to reassemble at the Outer Wicket Entrance, and swap PEE and tour guide.
Reassemble in Outer Wicket.
Weather permitting a walk to view the exterior before departing.
Depart – safe onward journey.