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The Vyne

The Vyne

Vyne Road
Sherborne St John
RG24 9HL

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Opening Times

Open (14 Feb 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Open (1 Jan 2019 - 13 Feb 2019)
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.


Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Children's Tudor Animal Trail at The VyneDeer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an important part in Tudor life. Pick up your trail from Visitor Reception and keep an eye out for animals scattered across The Vyne.
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Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Tudor Secrets Self-guided Tour at The VyneAt the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, pick up your self-guided tour at the Visitor Reception and uncover hidden secrets contained in The Vyne's surviving Tudor features.
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Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Sunday, 30th September 2018

The Lost Tapestries at The VyneOn this family trail, help recover and fit together jigsaw pieces of oriental tapestries hidden in nooks and crannies across the grounds. Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception. Young explorers will love this quest through ancient grounds in search of little boxes containing jigsaw pieces....
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Thursday, 22nd March 2018 - Friday, 21st September 2018

Geocaching challenge at The VyneIntrepid explorers can use their own geocaching units to hunt for themed geocaches around the grounds of The Vyne. Normal admission applies.
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Tuesday, 5th June 2018 - Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Thursday, 21st June 2018 - Thursday, 21st June 2018

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 - Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

Thursday, 19th July 2018 - Thursday, 19th July 2018

Behind-the-Scenes House Tours at The VyneFind out the conservation challenges involved when changing the layout of a historic house such as The Vyne. Working with centuries-old objects, the team must meticulously plan each stage of the installation of the new layout in the house in order to safely rearrange the collection for visitors to...
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Saturday, 4th August 2018 - Saturday, 4th August 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest at The VyneAs the sun sets on The Vyne, sit back and relax in beautiful surroundings. Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn't exist. Or does he...? This energetic production from the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons gives this play a...
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Saturday, 11th August 2018 - Saturday, 11th August 2018

The Tempest at The Vyne'We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep'. The Lord Chamberlain's Men return to The Vyne's north lawn to perform this Shakespearian classic. Pack your picnics, camping chairs and warm clothes ready to recline in the grounds of a former Tudor palace....
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Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Saturday, 15th September 2018

Heritage Open Day at The VyneEnjoy a stroll through the grounds of The Vyne a former Tudor palace recently rescued in a £5.4m roof project. Ask for a timed ticket at Visitor Reception and you can explore the house which played host to a royal visit argued to have impacted the course of the Reformation.
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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.


Provider Preferences

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


  • 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

Children & Infants

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

Parking & Transport

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


  • 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

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

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

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

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

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    4 of 5 stars
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    Trip Type:
    A lovely afternoon out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th May 2018
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