Our biggest Tudor event of the year, with 200+ historians getting you involved in all aspects of 16th century life.
An amazing family day out
Visit the manor lost in time - step back to the year 1564, where you will find out that history is anything but boring!
So much to see and do!
Meet soldiers, surgeons, merchants, and silk workers on the front lawn… cooks, housekeepers, washerwomen, gentry, and minstrels in the house… join in with brewing, and butter, cheese, and bread making in the pavilion… make lotions, potions, and remedies in the still room… meet taverners and painters in the alehouse… animals in the stables… and low life in the hovel.
What’s more, there will be stitching, gardening, basketmaking, archery, smithery, pottery, glass blowing… lessons in the schoolhouse… woodmen and builders… spinners and weavers… dyers and felt makers…
Get lost in the sights, sounds, and smells of the sixteenth century, here at Kentwell Hall. Meet a whole community going about their everyday life, as if you have really travelled back in time to 1564.
Engaging and interactive
Kentwell's skilled living-history experts provide a fun, engaging, and interactive experience, with activities spread throughout the house, gardens, farm, and woodlands.
You're more than a visitor, you’re part of the event!
An interesting and informative day out for the whole family. The House itself will be open, and the history will be spread among our 30 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds.
The small print
Tickets and Timing: Please pre-book your visit to help us monitor numbers expected on site (any time up to 10.30am on the day of your visit), plus you get a discount of £3 per ticket.
Last entry at 2.00pm, and the event will close at 5pm. If you are Season Ticket holders, or Historic Houses members, please also book your tickets on-line.
Refreshments: We are pleased to offer light lunches and refreshments as a take-out service for visitors to enjoy outdoors.
Facilities: The loos are near the Tea Garden area
Dress for the weather: We will open whatever the weather. On sunny days please protects yourselves from the sun with loose clothing and sunscreen. Please note, our pathways can become a little muddy after prolonged rainy periods - however, this is great news for our younger visitors, as it means there are puddles galore!
Check Kentwell's own Met Office weather report.
Accessibility: Most of the gardens are accessible by wheelchair in good weather, via good pathways and firm, lawned or mown grass tracks.
Dogs: Sorry, no dogs — except guide dogs — permitted within the grounds.
Cancellations and refunds: We operate a no-refunds, non-transferrable ticket policy. Please check our website before travelling.
What’s on at Kentwell Hall
Kentwell hosts a variety of events and family days throughout the year, during which time the regular garden and house visit booking is unavailable.
Booking in the event will allow access to the gardens and depending on the event, certain areas of the house but not all.
Please check with our events calendar below before booking your visit.
- Open to the public
- Special event open to the public
- Pre-booked for schools and home educators