Alumni Events

Private tour of Knole House

6th October 2017

‘More like a town than a house…’ – Orlando, Virginia Woolf

Join us for a tour by Lord Sackville (1976) of the private quarters of 15th century Knole House in Sevenoaks, Kent; the haunting, magnetic inspiration for the Virginia Woolf novel Orlando, written for Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-West, as a ‘biography’ of the house and its family. This event is a tour of Lord Sackville’s private quarters. If you would like to extend your visit to include the public rooms (free to National Trust members) please note that the Gatehouse Tower is open from 10am, and the Showrooms from 12pm (with highlights tours running at 11am and 11.30am on a  first-come first-served basis – please enquire in the Visitor Centre on arrival).

: Sandwich Lunch in the Hayloft which is accessed through the Conservation Studio, entrance next to the Brewhouse Café (see map)
2pm-3.30pm: Tour of Lord Sackville’s private quarters and garden
3.30pm-4pm: Tea with Lord Sackville (1976) in his private quarters

Guests: Due to high demand members are invited to bring one guest
Price: £25 (please note this includes a donation to support Magdalen students at the host’s request)
Parking: £4 per vehicle payable on the day (free to National Trust members)
Address: Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP (Sat Nav TN13 1HU) entrance situated on Sevenoaks High Street opposite the church.
Click here for opening times for those who wish to view the main house (not included).

Knole website:

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations please let us know.