Kingston Lacy, Wimborne , Dorset, BH21 4EA

Explore Kingston Lacy, a lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace. There’s plenty to see, from grand, beautifully detailed carvings, to intimate family souvenirs and even strange curiosities such as an ‘I owe you’ note from a king. An art lover’s dream, take a look at rooms teeming with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Titian and Brueghel. In the Egyptian Room you can discover the largest private collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK. Enjoy a summer picnic on the south lawn or let the children run wild in the nearby play areas. Have a wander around the Japanese Garden, complete with authentic tea house or take a sheltered walk through the surrounding woodland. You can even learn how to grow your own food in the ‘Community Growing Spaces'. Don’t forget to pop into the restaurant to try our home-made cake and prize-winning scones. Activity trail around the house – 50p, play areas on the woodland walk, toy chest on the south lawn, high chairs available in the restaurant.

This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.


Virtual tour available on the ground floor, entrance through back door. Ring office doorbell to enable back door to be opened for wheelchair accessibility.

Additional information

Garden, Park, Shop and Restaurant open 1030-1800 (Shop and Restaurant close 30 minutes earlier than main closing times).


on B3082 Blandford to Wimborne road.


Organised by

National Trust

Date last modified: 4th August 2014 at 23:19

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