Open Days

Special Christmas Open Days – 5th & 6th December 2020 – UPDATE
Sadly, the Christmas Market in the Walled Garden has had to be cancelled due to the latest lockdown regulations. For further information please go to
Our tours were designed to fit it with that date but we are continuing to hope that we can let these go ahead.
Please book if you would like tour the ground floor of Raynham Hall with guide. If we are unable to go ahead, a refund will be made to you.

We are now holding Open Days again, and please see our 2021 dates below. Social distancing will apply. Maximum 6 people per tour until further notice.


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 not open to the public so this is a 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.

Bookings can be made in advance of your visit here or by contacting us direct.

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

Dates for 2021 Open Days


Tuesday 16 March

Saturday 27 March

Tuesday 13 April

Wednesday 28 April

Wednesday 19 May

Wednesday 16 June




Tuesday 6 July

Friday 30 July

Tuesday 3 August

Wednesday 8 September

Wednesday 15 September

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.