Open Days


Tues 15 August – 10.30am AND 2pm

We arrange several Open Days annually in support of the Restoration Fund, and you can book a tour to see this special family house which was 90 years ahead of its time when started in 1620. The interiors were redesigned by William Kent in 1723 and the house is largely unchanged since that date.

Raynham is only open to the public on these special days so seize the chance to indulge your curiosity and hear about the history and characters involved in the evolution of the Townshend ancestral seat.

Family portraits and antique furniture are on view in the 17 rooms comprising the tour: the Marble Hall, the Kent Stair, the Belisarius Room, the Red Saloon, the Library, the newly refurbished Music Room, the State Dining Room – these are some of the areas which you will be taken through by the guide. The tours are about 1½ hours long and most tours are taken by Lord or Lady Townshend, depending on numbers.

Children over the age of 11 will be admitted at a special rate.

On Open Days, the grounds are open for walking and picnicking: you can inspect the progress of the new flower and vegetable gardens which have been marked out and planted over the last three years. The lovely church near the lake at the bottom of the drive from the Hall is also open to visit.

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds but not in the house.

Open Day tickets are £30 per person. Entrance is by pre-booked ticket only.

Open Days can be booked either by emailing us at Raynham Hall. We will deal with your booking if you include your full name, telephone number, email address and the number of tickets you would like to purchase on which day and at what time.

Or you can book and pay immediately through Ticketsource

Private Visits

We welcome private visits for groups, and are happy to discuss any requests or ideas you might have. Please get in touch with us.