VISITING ALTHORP

Experience the unique warmth of this historic family home for yourself

A FAMILY HOME, A REPOSITORY OF GREAT ART, AND A SIMPLY GLORIOUS SPOT TO SPEND A DAY BEING INSPIRED

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

Explore the magnificent park, take a stroll through the remodelled gardens and perhaps take the opportunity to reflect by the peaceful Round Oval lake.

In the Stables Block, built by Roger Morris in 1732 in the Anglo-Palladian style, enjoy refreshments in the Stables Café, and explore the Spencer Exhibition – exploring how the Spencer family has shaped Althorp and its treasures.

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

For details of upcoming events at Althorp, please see our Events page.

Althorp Opening Dates in 2015

Please use the tabs below to view the opening dates for the House and grounds.

September

Sunday 6th, Sunday 13th, Sunday 20th & Sunday 27th.

Opening Times: 1pm – 5pm

December

Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December for the Althorp Christmas Opening

Morning Session: 10am – 1pm

Afternoon Session: 2pm – 5pm

Tickets and Prices

To purchase tickets, please click here. All tickets to Althorp include entry to the grounds, the current Spencer exhibition, Café and Gift Shop in the Stables and a guided tour of the State Rooms of the House. Day Ticket Prices: £18.50 Adults, £16 Concessions, £11 5-16 year olds, FREE Under 4 year olds, £45 Family ticket (2 Adults and 2 x 5-16 year olds). For information on groups and special visits, please click here. For any further information, please telephone the House Opening team on 01604 770107. For all email enquiries please contact: mail@althorp.com.

Additional Information

Click here for details on how to get to Althorp. The House will be available to visit by guided tour, departing frequently throughout the afternoon from Wootton Hall, at the front of the House. The award winning Diana: A Celebration exhibition closed in August 2013 at Althorp. Tickets for 2015 do not include entry to this exhibition and no claims can be made by visitors based on losses due to the 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
  • Disabled 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, between May and September 2015
  • As Althorp is primarily a private family home, the House 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 filming@althorp.com.

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 mail@althorp.com.