Wrest Park

The gardens and grounds of Wrest Park are open. Takeaway catering is available and our shop is open, but all indoor areas remain closed, and safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe. You need to book your visit in advance. Please keep in mind the government’s latest advice on travelling. Find out more below.

Please note all interiors are currently closed in line with government guidelines. Please read the visitor information below.

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    Advance booking is now essential. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Make sure you've read our ticketing FAQ before you book.

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  • What parts of the site are closed?

    To comply with the latest government guidance, all indoor areas of Wrest Park are currently closed. This includes:

    • House
    • Archer Pavillion
    • Dairy Sculpture Gallery
    • The Orangery

  • Visiting after 16 May

    Wrest Park's interior spaces will open after 17 May, in line with government guidelines. At Wrest Park this includes the State Rooms. The Archer Pavillion, Sculpture Dairy, exhibition and Countess Sitting Room will remain closed due to social distancing guidelines.

    The cafe will open with indoor and outdoor seating, and itwill also offer takeaway. Wrest Park's shop will also open.

    Face coverings are required within all of our interior spaces.
    We have additional Covid-secure measures in place including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor numbers.

    Please note that on certain days the State Rooms may be closed for private events.


  • How are you keeping us safe?

    We've made a number of changes to help keep you safe. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. We won't be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

Discover our hidden gems including an ornate marble fountain, the 18th century Bowling Green House and a striking Chinese Bridge and Temple. Stroll up the Long Water to the spectacular Archer Pavilion with its stunning interior making it the focal point of the gardens. Marvel at the fancy French curves and intricate Italian geometry of the restored bedding displays. From autumnal reds to lush greens in the summer, explore Wrest Park’s gardens anew throughout the seasons. 

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Guidebook: Wrest Park

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 Wrest Park Timeline

Early 14th CenturyFirst de Greys

The de Grey family establish the manor of Wrest as their main residence.

1463-5Peak of Prominence

The family fortunes peak when Edward IV makes Edmund Grey his Lord Treasurer in 1463 and Earl of Kent in 1465.

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