We arrange several Open Days annually and you can book a tour to see this wonderful family house which was 90 years ahead of its time when started in 1620. The interiors were redesigned by William Kent in 1723 and the house is largely unchanged since that date. Raynham is not open to the public so this is a chance to indulge your curiousity and hear about its history and the characters involved in the evolution of the Townshend ancestral seat. Family portraits, antique furniture and several family rooms are on view.
Some tours are taken by Lord & Lady Townshend, depending on numbers.
On the Open Days, the grounds are open for walking and picnicking and you can inspect the new flower and vegetable gardens which have been marked out in the last two years. Dogs on leads, in the grounds only. Children admitted over the age of 11 at a special rate.
There is a lovely church near the lake at the bottom of the drive from the Hall. The Marble Hall, the Kent Stair, the Belisarius Room, the Red Saloon, the Library, The State Dining Room - these are some of the areas which you will be taken through by the guide. The tours are about 1½ hours long.
Open Day tickets are £30 per person, entrance only by pre-booked ticket. Visitors will be taken on a conducted tour with a maximum of 15 people at a time.
We are happy to provide private tours thorughout the year, please contact us for details
Three tours during each open day: 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:30pm (90 minute tours including tea/coffee)