Experience the unique warmth of this historic family home for yourself


Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

We invite visitors to flow freely through the rooms, and have guides positioned throughout the house to give you more information and answer any queries you may have.

In the Stables Block, built by Roger Morris in 1733 in the Anglo-Palladian style, enjoy refreshments in the Stables Café, browse the Gift Shop and explore our seasonal exhibitions, 2017 featured Mario Testino‘s iconic collection of images of Diana, Princess of Wales taken in 1997 for Vanity Fair, and Walking in her Shoes, showcasing 20 inspirational young people who hold The Diana Award, demonstrating the monumental impact they have had on society and the lives of others.

It is fair to say that the story of Althorp is also the story of the Spencers, and vice versa.

Althorp Opening Dates 2018

Please use the tabs below to view the opening dates for 2018.

2018 Opening Dates

Gates open at 12 noon and will close at 5pm.

Monday 16th July – Friday 24th August 2018

Monday 27th August – Sunday 9th September 2018

Please note we will be closed to the public on Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th August.

Food and Drink Festival

The 2018 Althorp Food and Drink Festival will take place on

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th May, 2018.

Please note that tickets will be available to purchase in due course.

Literary Festival

The 15th annual Althorp Literary Festival will take place on

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October, 2018.

Please note that tickets will be available to purchase in due course.

2018 Tickets and Prices

During the House Opening Season, all tickets to Althorp include entry to the grounds, the current exhibitions, Café and Gift Shop in the Stables, and entrance to the State Rooms of the House.

  • Adult Ticket – £18.50
  • Concession Ticket – £16
  • Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) – £45
  • Child Ticket (16 and under) – £11
  • 0-4 year olds – Free

Please be advised that you are unable to pre-book tickets online on the day of your visit, however tickets are available to buy upon arrival, at the visitor entrance.

For any further information, please telephone the House Opening team on 01604 770107. For all email enquiries please contact:

Additional Information

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Please note the award winning Diana: A Celebration exhibition closed in August 2013 at Althorp. No claims can be made by visitors based on losses due to this particular exhibition not being included in their visit.

  • Free car parking is available to all visitors, please note that there is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the car park through the grounds to the House
  • Blue Badge parking is available on request
  • The Estate and Stables, and ground floor of the House, are fully accessible to wheelchair users. There is no assisted access available to the upstairs rooms in the House
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Estate, excluding guide and assistance dogs
  • Althorp is proud to be part of the Historic Houses Association. All HHA Members and Friends of the HHA will receive free entry with a valid membership card on any of Althorp’s public opening dates in 2017, excluding the Althorp Literary Festival and Althorp Food and Drink Festival
  • As Althorp is primarily a private family home, the House and areas of estate may be closed at short notice to the public on rare instances during the opening season
  • Photography of the exterior of Althorp House and grounds can be taken for personal use only. Internal photography of Althorp is not permitted. Photography taken for any commercial use must have prior written consent from the Althorp Estate.

For all filming enquiries, please email

Visitors with accessibility concerns, and queries about the disabled parking, are asked to contact the House Opening team directly regarding their visit on 01604 770 107 or email