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, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.
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. 2018 welcomes a brand new exhibition; The Spencers: The History of an English Family.
This beautifully thought out, brand new, exhibition charts the story of the Spencer family from Medieval sheep-farmers, through the dynasty of politicians and strong female figures, to the present today. The vast majority of the items on show here are not usually on public view – from great treasures through to intimate family pieces.
The upshot of this intriguing exhibition – located in the exquisite, ironstone, Stables next to Althorp – is to illustrate 500 years of the Spencer family and their contribution to English public life.
Please use the tabs below to view the opening dates for 2018.
Gates open at 12 noon and will close at 5 pm.
Last entry to the House is at 3.30 pm.
Wednesday 18th July – Friday 24th August 2018
Monday 27th August – Sunday 9th September 2018
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September
Please note, we will be closed to the public on Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th August.
The 2019 Althorp Food and Drink Festival will take place on
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th May, 2019.
Please note that tickets will be available to purchase in due course.
The 15th annual Althorp Literary Festival will take place on
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October, 2018.
Please note tickets are now available to purchase. Please visit our Literary Festival tab on our website for more information.
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.
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.
Click here for details on how to get to Althorp.
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.