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The Vyne Tudor Mansion, National Trust

The Vyne

Vyne Road
Sherborne St John
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 9HL

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Opening Times

Open (14 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Open (1 Jan 2020 - 13 Feb 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* We recommend you check with the Vynes website for latest opening times and prices.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Four miles north of Basingstoke between Bramley and Sherborne St John. Entrance to visitor car park is on Morgaston Road.

Parking: Parking is free. There is a 1/3 mile walk between visitor reception and the house.

SatNav: Will not take you to the main car park, instead follow National Trust brown signs and reach the visitor car park off Morgaston 

Public Transport Directions

Nearest rail station is Basingstoke (4 miles) - taxi rank available outside of train station. Bramley 2½ miles - requires a walk of 2½ miles from this station. Note: Vyne Road has no foot paths.

Events

Saturday, 12th January 2019 - Monday, 3rd June 2019

Geochaching at The VyneGeocaching: The Lost Toys at The VyneWilliam Wiggett Chute's children have been playing in the woods at The Vyne. Unfortunately, these young Victorian adventurers have managed to lose four of their toys along the way. Can you help the children find them again? To get started, all you need is a free account with geocaching.com/play and...
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Be a Bug-Crime Detective at The VyneBe a Bug-Crime Detective at The VyneSomething has been guzzling away at a piece of historic fabric at The Vyne. On the Pesky Pest trail, use what you learn about bugs to work out which one did it. After picking up your £1 trail sheet from Visitor Reception, your task is to explore the house and learn about the different bugs that...
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Dress Like a Victorian at The VyneDress like a Victorian at The VyneHow would you have looked if you had been alive during the Victorian period? In the house, peruse The Vyne's costume rail and pick yourself a Victorian outfit to try on.
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Victorian Trail at The VyneVictorian Children's Trail at The VyneOn this family trail through The Vyne's gardens, see if you can find ten Victorian children that used to live at The Vyne. Pick up your trail sheet from Visitor Reception and look out for Martha Chute's ten children in The Vyne's gardens.
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Thursday, 4th April 2019 - Monday, 22nd April 2019

Cadbury Easter egg hunt at The VyneCadbury Easter egg hunt at The VyneRunning 6 - 22 April, all ages are welcome to join The Vyne between 10am and 4pm (last entry 3pm) for a nature-themed Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. ​​​​​​​After paying normal admission at Visitor Reception and collecting your £3 activity sheet from the Easter tent, look for ten wooden discs containing...
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Saturday, 6th April 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

Young Enviromentalist Award at The VyneYoung Environmentalist Award at The VyneThrough a series of outdoor activities, families can learn about and look after nature. Among other tasks, measure bug biodiversity, see how camouflage works and map the audible landscape of The Vyne.
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Saturday, 27th July 2019 - Saturday, 27th July 2019

Outdoor Theatre: Sense & Sensibility at The VyneOutdoor Theatre: Sense & Sensibility at The VyneScandals, scoundrels and severely sprained ankles are what lie in store in this witty theatre adaptation of a Jane Austen classic. Known for their playful humour and energy, The Pantaloons Theatre Company make a welcome return to The Vyne.
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Saturday, 10th August 2019 - Saturday, 10th August 2019

Outdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream at The VyneOutdoor Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream at The VyneBrought to you by the acclaimed Lord Chamberlain's Men, enjoy Shakespeare's enchanting comedy performed by an all-male cast in Elizabethan costume in the grounds of The Vyne. Bring along your picnics, chairs and blankets ready for a fun-filled evening on the north lawn.
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Friday, 16th August 2019 - Friday, 16th August 2019

Outdoor Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody at The VyneOutdoor Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody at The VyneDefying convention with unapologetic flamboyance, explore the highs and lows of rock star Freddie Mercury in the grounds of The Vyne. Gates open 7.30pm. Bring your chairs, picnics and blankets to the north lawn ready for the film which starts at dusk (approx. 9pm).
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Saturday, 17th August 2019 - Saturday, 17th August 2019

Outdoor Cinema: The Greatest Showman at The VyneOutdoor Cinema: The Greatest Showman at The VyneImagine High School Musical crossed with Moulin Rouge and you get this 'movie of the moment'. Celebrating the birth of show business the film tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Rated PG, the blockbuster has been a hit with grown-ups...
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£11.75 per ticket
Child£5.90 per ticket
Family£28.80 per ticket
Group - Minimum size 15£10.80 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Red Towel tour/ Touch tour on request. Braille guide available from June 2014
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Lunches 1200-1430, teas 1100-1700 in the Brewhouse tearooms. Open for pre-booked Christmas lunches.
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Take away food
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - Dogs on short leads in most areas of the gardens allowed
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Groups 15+ please pre-book.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 53
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Polish printed material
  • Portuguese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Recent Reviews:

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    Trip Type:
    Family
    Popular NT property let down by poor catering arrangements
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th April 2019
    Busy, busy, but this is the South East of England after all. The building itself is pleasant enough but inside it has some remarkable wood panelling and old furniture. You're left to wander round... Read full review
  • 974andyp
    Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely to look at, but no information
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th April 2019
    The grounds are lovely and the exterior of the house is beautiful. It draws huge crowds and is justifiably popular with young families. We just felt a bit underwhelmed by the interior of the house... Read full review
  • Preeya I
    New York City, New York
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    "It was a nice place and a little family church"
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th April 2019
    We were at the Vyne on a hot day in July. The garden was nice but a little bit too much decorations for me. However, we like the little church where I could drop in to pray. IWe stayed longer time... Read full review

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