Historic House:Sandringham

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Sandringham

Sandringham

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Address

Sandringham,
King's Lynn,
Norfolk,
PE35 6AB

Details

Still maintained in the style of Edward and Alexandra, Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra), all the main ground floor rooms used by The Royal Family, full of their treasured ornaments, portraits and furniture, are open to the public.

The Museum, housed in the old stables and coach houses, has a collection of vehicles ranging in date from the first car owned by a British monarch, a 1900 Daimler, to a half-scale Aston Martin used by Princes William and Harry as well as a photographic exhibition which shows the history of Sandringham House from 1870 to the present day. A display tells the mysterious tale of the Sandringham Company who fought and died at Gallipolli in 1915 and there is also a fascinating collection of gifts given to Her Majesty The Queen by people from all over the world.

The sixty-acre gardens include the formal North Garden, the Stream Walk and Queen Alexandra’s Summerhouse, perched above the lake. The formal planting of the Edwardian age has given way to great sweeping glades, bordered by splendid specimen trees and shrubs, to create an informal garden full of colour and interest throughout the year. A free shuttle from within the entrance will carry passengers less able to walk through the gardens to the house and back. Guided garden tours take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11am and 2pm.

Sandringham Church is also well worth a visit, and there are six hundred acres of the Country Park open to all. There is a café, coffee shop and gift shops close to the coach and car parks. Sandringham’s welcoming country house atmosphere is commented on by almost every visitor, and the most common complaint is that people have not allowed enough time to see everything there is - at least 3 hours is necessary, and there is enough to fill a full day’s visit.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

No photography in house. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Visitor Centre only. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Coffee Shop: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Private evening tours. Parking: Ample. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Opening details

For 2021, all House and Garden visits, Gardens only, and Afternoon Tea tickets must be pre-booked online including tickets for members.

The new Children’s Play Area in the Royal Park is open (tickets are not needed to visit but car parking charges apply).

Sandringham Shop is open daily from 9:30am-5pm with maximum of 10 visitors at one time.

The Terrace Café is open for takeaway drinks, light lunches and snacks from 9:30am-5pm daily.

The Gardens at Sandringham are open from pre-booked visits and will be open daily (except Fridays) from 10am-4pm.

Sandringham Restaurant is open for pre-booked Afternoon Teas only sittings at 12-2pm or 2-5pm.

Sandringham House is open for pre-booked tickets between 10am-4pm.

St Mary Magdalene Church is open from 2-4pm (Monday to Saturday) and 1-4pm on Sundays.

Sandringham Transport Museum and Exhibition will remain closed for 2021.

Prices

Tickets are available to pre-book online for the Gardens and House.

Gardens Adult Ticket - £12.00

House and Gardens Adult Ticket - £20.00

All Children under 17 – FREE to visit

Please note: whilst Children under 17 are free to visit the House and/or Gardens, you must still obtain a ticket from the online booking system in order to manage numbers.

Directions

See location of Sandringham on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 693287  Lat: 52.82969 Long: 0.51249

By Road:
From the B1440: Follow brown signs from A148 or A149.

By Public Transport:
From King's Lynn station it is 8 miles to Sandringham. Bus no. 35 from King's Lynn or Hunstanton.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from King's Lynn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

No photography in house. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Visitor Centre only. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Coffee Shop: Licensed. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Private evening tours. Parking: Ample. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 5
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

Visitors should be aware there are long distances involved. Shuttle service available (FOC).