The House, once the property of King Henry VIII, was left to his son King Edward VI and granted to Sir William Sidney in 1552. The Sidney family have been in continuous occupation for more than 460 years. Visit to see the house with its many rooms and varied collections including family portraits from across the Centuries, antique furniture, tapestries, and much more including a toy museum. Enjoy the gardens and the grounds, which is home to an adventure playground and a woodland trail.

Opening Hours
10th to 11th February ,17th February to 17th March 2024
12th to 16th February, 23rd March to 3rd November 2023
Grounds & Gardens, Adventure Playground & Woodland Trail
The House & Toy Museum
Last admission 1 hour before closing
All year.

House, Gardens and Grounds/Gardens and Grounds Only
Adult - aged 16 years +: £15/£13
Child - 5-15 years: £8.30/£8
Family - 2 adults + 2 children: £42/£39
Family - 1 adult + 3 children: £37.50/£34
Family - 2 adults + 1 child: £35/£31
Carer: Free
Free admission for 2 children under 5 per paying adult, £2.50 per child under 5 years thereafter
Season tickets are available.
See their website regarding RHS Entrance, Gardener's World 2for1, English Heritage, Historic Houses Association, group and school rates.

Parts of the gardens and grounds can be harder than others to push a standard wheelchair along, due to terrain and slopes. The gardens and ground level of the house are accessible, though the upper staterooms have 1 staircase, but a virtual tour is on offer. The Toy Museum has 5 steps leading to it. Seating and rest points are situated around the grounds. Two manual wheelchairs are available from the main Visitor Entrance for hire, but book in advance of your visit. Mobility scooters may be brought into the grounds - to be kept at a walking pace speed.

Allowed in parkland only, must be put on leads around the ewes. Only registered assistance dogs are allowed past the entrance of Penshurst Place & Gardens.

Cafe • Shop • Toilet • Disabled Toilet • Baby Changing Facilities

Picture Credit: © Penshurst Place, Viscount De L'Isle.

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