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.

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.

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 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 2018

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018

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.

Literary Festival

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.

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
  • Senior or Student Ticket – £16
  • Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) – £45
  • Child Ticket (5 – 16 year olds) – £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.

Additional Information

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.

  • 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