Experience the unique warmth of this historic family home for yourself


Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house in 2019, 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 welcomed a brand new exhibition; The Spencers: The History of an English Family.

This beautifully thought out, brand new, exhibition charted 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 shown here were not usually on public view – from great treasures through to intimate family pieces.

This intriguing exhibition – located in the exquisite, ironstone, Stables next to Althorp – illustrated 500 years of the Spencer family and their contribution to English public life.

Althorp Opening Dates 2019

Please use the tabs below to view the opening dates for 2018/2019.

2019 Opening Dates

The House is now closed for the 2018 season.

Gift Tickets for entry to the House in 2019 are available.

Literary Festival

The 15th annual Althorp Literary Festival will take place on

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October, 2018.

Tickets are only now available for purchase at Althorp House, on the day of the Festival. Enjoy a stellar array of speakers, curated food and drink vendors, and free entry to the exhibition The History of the Spencers with every ticket.

Food and Drink Festival

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.

2019 Tickets and Prices

The House is now closed for the 2018 Season.

During the 2019 House Opening Season, all tickets to Althorp will 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
  • Senior or Student Ticket – £16
  • Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) – £45
  • Child Ticket (5 – 16 year olds) – £11
  • 0 – 4 year olds – Free

Gift Tickets are available to Purchase.

Ordinary Day Tickets will be available this autumn for the 2019 House Opening Season.

We are taking Group Bookings for summer 2019.

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
  • Disabled parking and those who find walking difficult is available on request, near the House
  • 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 2018, 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