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OPENING TIMES / ADMISSION

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THE HOUSE & GROUNDS OPENING SOON – PLEASE SEE DATES BELOW:

The Cafe is under new management for the 2019 season offering morning coffees, light lunches, afternoon teas , take-away drinks, snacks and ice creams. To see what is on offer, please view the Sample Daily Menu.

2019 OPENING DATES & TIMES:

Sundays to Thursdays (& Bank Holiday Sats – 25th May & 24th August) only

THE HOUSE:

19th April – 22nd April* 11.30am – 5.00pm, Easter Bank Hols w/e – Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon
5th May – 1st September* 11.30am – 5.00pm, Sun to Thurs (& BH Sats – 25th May & 24th August) only*

Please note that the Dining-Room, the South Ante and the Library will be open on the:

25th – 27th May Bank Holiday w/e;
2nd June – 4th July (Sundays to Thursdays only),
24th – 26th August Bank Holiday w/e.

THE GROUNDS:

7th April – 22nd April* 11.00am – 5.30pm, Sun to Thurs & Easter Bank Hols w/e
5th May – 5th September* 11.00am – 5.30pm,  Sun to Thurs (& BH Sats – 25th May & 24th August) only*

LORD PEMBROKE’S CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION:

19th April – 22nd April* 11.30am – 5.00pm, Good Friday, Easter Sat, Sun & Mon
5th May  – 1st September* 11.30am – 5.00pm, Sun to Thurs (& BH Sats 25th May & 24th August) only*

THE CECIL BEATON EXHIBITION:

7th April – 22nd April* 11.00am – 5.30pm, Sun – Thurs only, incl Easter w/end
5th May – 5th September* 11.00am – 5.30pm,  Sun to Thurs (& BH Sats  25th May & 24th August)only*

 *Please Note: The House & Grounds may be closed at short notice due to family commitments and unforeseen circumstances. Please check the website or telephone us before making a long journey.

Freeflow

During Bank Holidays and School holidays and a number of select days, access to the House is on a freeflow basis. Guides are positioned in the main state rooms and are always happy to answer questions.  Guide books are on sale in the shop and in the Front Hall. We suggest that you allow at least 1 hour to visit the House.

Guided Visits

On quieter days, entry to the House is by guided visit which lasts approximately 40 minutes and starts every 30 minutes from 11.30am. Places can be booked on a first come, first served basis on arrival at admissions.
Allocated Guided Visit Days in 2019:   Dates to follow

Guided Tours 

90 minute guided tours may be booked in advance  for groups of 15+ people. For more information please view our GROUPS section under the VISITOR heading.

Please Note:

  • Assistance dogs are permitted, otherwise NO DOGS are allowed in the House and Grounds.  Dogs must not be left unattended in vehicles in warm weather.
  • In the interests of public safety, no rollerblading, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, heelys or barbeques are permitted in the Grounds.
  • UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT AT ALL TIMES AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS ON THEIR OWN.

ADMISSION PRICES 2019

(Without Gift Aid)
House & Grounds
Adult: £15.50 / Concession £13.25 / Child (5-15) £8.00

Family Ticket: (2 adults and 2 children 5-15 incl.) £38.50

PUSHCHAIRS: We regret that pushchairs are not permitted in the house but can be left in the restaurant for the duration of the house tour.

English Heritage Members – Associated Attractions Scheme 2-4-1 Discount offer

2 EH Members for the price of 1, for House & Grounds entry ticket, Adults only. Offer non-applicable to English Heritage Members’ children.

Grounds only, including Adventure Playground and Exhibitions
Adult: £6.50 / Concession £6.00 / Child (5-15) £5.00

Family Ticket: (2 adults and 2 children 5-15 incl.) £18.00

Exhibitions:

Cecil Beaton at Wilton House
wiltonhouse.co.uk/exhibitions

Lord Pembroke’s classic car collection
wiltonhouse.co.uk/supercar

Freeflow:
During most days access to the House in on a freeflow basis. Guides are positioned in the main state rooms and are always happy to answer questions.

Guided Visits:
On quieter days, entry to the House is by guided visit which lasts approx 40 minutes and starts every 30 minutes from 11.30am. Places can be booked on a first come, first served basis on arrival at admissions.

Allocated Guided Visit days in 2019: Dates to follow

Guided Tours:
90 minute guided tours may be booked in advance for groups of 15+ people. For more information please view our GROUPS section under the VISITOR heading.

PHOTOGRAPHY

We welcome photography in the grounds but there is a strict ‘No Photography’ policy within the house.

DRONES:

The flying of drones from or over Wilton Estate is only permitted with prior, written approval from Wilton Estate by operators who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.

DOGS IN CARS

The RSPCA advises that animals should never be left unattended in vehicles in warm weather.
Please Note: No dogs allowed in the House & Grounds unless they are Assistance Dogs. We ask especially that dogs are not left unattended in vehicles. Thank you for your help in this matters.

Be A Gift Aid Visitor: (With Gift Aid)

In return for making a Gift Aid donation, in addition to your admission charge, we will give you a voucher for double the amount to redeem in our Restaurant or Gift Shop. Your donation will help us to reclaim from the Inland Revenue 25p for every £1 that you give us, and this will help to preserve Wilton House.

House & Grounds (With Gift Aid)

Adult: £17.00 / Concession £14.25 / Child (5-15) £8.50
Family Ticket: (2 adults and 2 children 5-15 incl.) £41.50

Grounds, including Adventure Playground:
Adult £7.00 / Concessions £6.50 / Child (5-15) £5.50
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children 5-15 incl.) £20.00

Historic Houses

Historic Houses is an association representing the interest of Britain’s historic houses, castles and gardens which are still in private hands. Wilton House extends free entry to individual Historic Houses Members. For further details click here. However, this discount is not available to Historic Houses Members when visiting as part of a large pre-booked group who are already in receipt of a discounted rate for entry.

For more information
historichouses.org

Royal Horticultural Society

Wilton House offers free access to RHS Individual Members (and the main card holder of Joint or Family Explorer membership) to the Grounds throughout the open period (except regular access to the Adventure Playground). For further information please refer to the RHS Members Handbook 2018 or log on to www.rhs.org.uk/entry. However, this discount is not available to HHA Friends when visiting as part of a large pre-booked group who are already in receipt of a discounted rate for entry.

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